Sydney Smith
Woodford, London

Quotes

11 November 2014
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.
11 November 2014
Avoid shame but do not seek glory—nothing so expensive as glory.
11 November 2014
Great men hallow a whole people, and lift up all who live in their time.
11 November 2014
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.
11 November 2014
I have, alas, only one illusion left, and that is the Archbishop of Canterbury.
11 November 2014
I look upon Switzerland as an inferior sort of Scotland.
11 November 2014
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.
11 November 2014
Oh, don't tell me of facts—I never believe facts: you know Canning said nothing was so fallacious as facts, except figures.
11 November 2014
My idea of heaven is eating paté de foie gras to the sound of trumpets.
11 November 2014
It is safest to be moderately base—to be flexible in shame, and to be always ready for what is generous, good and just, when anything is to be gained by virtue.

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