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Smith, Sydney
Born: 1771-06-03
Died: 1845-02-22

English writer and clergyman.

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There are three sexes - men, women, and clergymen.
- Sydney Smith

Errors to be dangerous must have a great deal of truth mingled with them. It is only from this alliance that they can ever obtain an extensive circulation.
- Sydney Smith

Have the courage to be ignorant of a great number of things, in order to avoid the calamity of being ignorant of everything.
- 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

Whatever you are by nature, keep to it; never desert your line of talent. Be what nature intended you for and you will succeed.
- Sydney Smith

He had occasional flashes of silence, that made his conversation perfectly delightful. (referring to Macaulay)
- Sydney Smith

A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little courage. Every day sends to their graves obscure men whose timidity prevented them from making a first effort.
- Sydney Smith

Among the smaller duties of life I hardly know any one more important than that of not praising where praise is not due.
- 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 anyone who comes between them.
- Sydney Smith

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




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