Praise is the best diet for us, after all
Quote by Sydney Smith
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.
Marriage resembles a pair of shears, so joined that they cannot be separated, often moving...
As the French say, there are three sexes - men, women, and clergymen.
I have the most perfect confidence in your indiscretion
Whatever you are by nature, keep to it; never desert your line of talent. Be...
Science is his forte, and omniscience his foible.
Among the smaller duties of life I hardly know any one more important than that...
My living in Yorkshire was so far out of the way, that it was eleven...
What would life be without arithmetic, but a scene of horrors?
To love and be loved is the great happiness of existence.
No man can ever end with being superior who will not begin with being inferior.
Don't tell me of facts, I never believe facts; you know Canning said nothing was...
In composing, as a general rule, run your pen through every other word you have...
To business that we love we rise bedtime, and go to't with delight.
The thing about performance, even if it's only an illusion, is that it is a...
Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for...
Live always in the best company when you read.
Great men hallow a whole people, and lift up all who live in their time.
Poverty us no disgrace to a man, but it is confoundedly inconvenient.