If you do your fair day's work, you are certain to get your fair day's wage - in praise or pudding, whichever happens to suit your taste.
Quote by Alexander Smith
Alexander Smith Quotes
Everything is sweetened by risk.
The world is not so much in need of new thoughts as that when thought...
Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.
A man's real possession is his memory. In nothing else is he rich, in nothing...
Trees are your best antiques
Death is the ugly fact which Nature has to hide, and she hides it well.
I go into my library and all history unrolls before me.
A man doesn't plant a tree for himself. He plants it for posterity.
In life there is nothing more unexpected and surprising than the arrivals and departures of...
If the egotist is weak, his egotism is worthless. If the egotist is strong, acute,...
To be occasionally quoted is the only fame I care for.
Books are a finer world within the world.
A man gazing on the stars is proverbially at the mercy of the puddles in...
Christmas is the day that holds all time together.
Every man's road in life is marked by the graves of his personal liking.
How deeply seated in the human heart is the liking for gardens and gardening.
A great man is the man who does something for the first time.
There is no ghost so difficult to lay as the ghost of an injury.
To sit for one's portrait is like being present at one's own creation.
The dead keep their secrets, and in a while we shall be as wise as...