English wit, writer, Anglican cleric (1771-1845)
Sydney Smith was an English wit, writer, and Anglican cleric.
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Whatever you are by nature, keep to it; never desert your own line of talent. Be what nature intended you for, and you will succeed; be anything else and you will be ten thousand times worse than nothing.
His enemies might have said before that he talked rather too much; but now he has occasional flashes of silence, that make his conversation perfectly delightful.
I have the most perfect confidence in your indiscretion.
You find people ready enough to do the Samaritan, without the oil and twopence.
Let every man be occupied, and occupied in the highest employment of which his nature is capable, and die with the consciousness that he has done his best.
No furniture is as charming as books, even if you never open them.
My idea of heaven is eating pate de foie gras to the sound of trumpets.
My living in Yorkshire was so far out of the way, that it was actually twelve miles from a lemon.
Speaking of justice: Truth is its handmaid, freedom is its child, peace is its companion, safety walks in its steps, victory follows in its train; it is the brightest emanation from the Gospel; it is the attribute of God.
Ah, you flavour everything; you are the vanilla of society.
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