Mankind are always happy for having been happy; so that, if you make them happy now, you make them happy twenty years hence by the memory of it
Quote by Sydney Smith
It is natural to every man to wish for distinction, and the praise of those...
No man can ever end with being superior who will not begin with being inferior.
What would life be without arithmetic, but a scene of horrors?
The dearest things in the world are our neighbor's eyes; they cost everybody more than...
I never read a book before reviewing it - it prejudices a man so
In composing, as a general rule, run your pen through every other word you have...
To love and be loved is the great happiness of existence.
Solitude cherishes great virtues and destroys little ones.
Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for...
Madam, I have been looking for a person who disliked gravy all my life; let...
I have, alas, only one illusion left, and that is the Archbishop of Canterbury.
A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little...
Praise is the best diet for us, after all
To do anything in this world worth doing, we must not stand back shivering and...
What you don't know would make a great book.
Find fault when you must find fault in private, and if possible sometime after the...
Great men hallow a whole people, and lift up all who live in their time.
Among the smaller duties of life I hardly know any one more important than that...
Poverty us no disgrace to a man, but it is confoundedly inconvenient.
A comfortable house is a great source of happiness. It ranks immediately after health and...