No man can ever end with being superior who will not begin with being inferior.
Quote by Sydney Smith
Sydney Smith Quotes
Whatever you are by nature, keep to it; never desert your line of talent. Be...
No furniture is so charming as books.
To love and be loved is the great happiness of existence.
Praise is the best diet for us, after all
Let the Dean and Canons lay their heads together and the thing will be done.
Marriage resembles a pair of shears, so joined that they cannot be separated, often moving...
Live always in the best company when you read.
Be what nature intended you for, and you will succeed; be anything else and you...
As the French say, there are three sexes - men, women, and clergymen.
I never read a book before reviewing it - it prejudices a man so
I have, alas, only one illusion left, and that is the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Bishop Berkeley destroyed this world in one volume octavo; and nothing remained, after his time,...
What you don't know would make a great book.
Heat, ma'am! it was so dreadful here, that I found there was nothing left for...
Never talk for half a minute without pausing and giving others a chance to join...
What a pity it is that we have no amusements in England but vice and...
The thing about performance, even if it's only an illusion, is that it is a...
To business that we love we rise bedtime, and go to't with delight.
Manners are like the shadows of virtues, they are the momentary display of those qualities...
It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do...