Quotations From ALEXANDER SMITH


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  • I would rather be remembered by a song than by a victory.
    Alexander Smith (1830-1867), Scottish poet. Dreamthorp, "Men of Letters," (1863).

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  • If the egotist is weak, his egotism is worthless. If the egotist is strong, acute, full of distinctive character, his egotism is precious, and remains a possession of the race.
    Alexander Smith (1830-1867), Scottish poet. "On the Writing of Essays," Dreamthorp (1863).
  • If you wish to preserve your secret, wrap it up in frankness.
    Alexander Smith (1830-1867), Scottish poet. "On the Writing of Essays," Dreamthorp (1863).
  • A man's real possession is his memory. In nothing else is he rich, in nothing else is he poor.
    Alexander Smith (1830-1867), Scottish poet. "On Death and the Fear of Dying," Dreamthorp (1863).

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  • A man gazing on the stars is proverbially at the mercy of the puddles in the road.
    Alexander Smith (1830-1867), Scottish poet. "Men of Letters," Dreamthorp (1863).
  • To be occasionally quoted is the only fame I care for.
    Alexander Smith (1830-1867), Scottish poet. Dreamthorp, "Men of Letters," (1863).

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  • We are never happy; we can only remember that we were so once.
    Alexander Smith (1830-1867), Scottish poet. Dreamthorp, "On Death and the Fear of Dying," (1863).

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