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Sydney Smith
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.
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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.
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I have the most perfect confidence in your indiscretion.
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You find people ready enough to do the Samaritan, without the oil and twopence.
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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.


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No furniture is as charming as books, even if you never open them.
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My idea of heaven is eating pate de foie gras to the sound of trumpets.
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My living in Yorkshire was so far out of the way, that it was actually twelve miles from a lemon.
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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.
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Ah, you flavour everything; you are the vanilla of society.

           

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