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He has spent all his life in letting down empty buckets into empty wells; and he is frittering away his age in trying to draw them up again.
– Sydney Smith

In composing, as a general rule, run your pen through every other word you have written; you have no idea what vigor it will give your style.
– Sydney Smith

Marriage resembles a pair of shears, so joined that they cannot be separated; often moving in opposite directions, yet always punishing any one who comes between them.
– Sydney Smith

If I were to begin life again, I would devote it to music. It is the only cheap and unpunished rapture upon earth.
– Sydney Smith

It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do little do what you can.
– Sydney Smith

How can a bishop marry? How can he flirt? The most he can say is, I will see you in the vestry after service.
– Sydney Smith

Life is to be fortified by many friendships. To love and be loved is the greatest happiness of existence.
– Sydney Smith

Heat, ma’am! it was so dreadful here, that I found there was nothing left for it but to take off my flesh and sit in my bones.
– Sydney Smith

He had occasional flashes of silence that made his conversation perfectly delightful.
– Sydney Smith

Poverty is no disgrace to a man, but it is confoundedly inconvenient.
– Sydney Smith

Never try to reason the prejudice out of a man. It was not reasoned into him, and cannot be reasoned out.
– Sydney Smith

Category: Math Quotes | No comments

What would life be without arithmetic but a scene of horrors?
– Sydney Smith

It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do little do what you can.
– Sydney Smith

Politeness is good nature regulated by good sense.
– Sydney Smith

We cultivate literature on a little oat meal.
– Sydney Smith

Correspondences are like small clothes before the invention of suspenders; it is impossible to keep them up.
– Sydney Smith

Category: Hope Quotes | No comments

Hope is the belief, more or less strong, that joy will come; desire is the wish it may come.
– Sydney Smith