Sydney Smith , was an English writer and clergyman.
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“As the French say, there are three sexes, - men, women, and clergymen”
“Science is his forte, and omniscience his foible.”
“Mankind are always happy for having been happy; so that, if you make them happy now, you make them happy twenty years hence by the memory of it”
“Solitude cherishes great virtues and destroys little ones.”
“He (Macaulay) has occasional flashes of silence that make his conversation perfectly delightful”
“Have the courage to be ignorant of a great number of things, in order to avoid the calamity of being ignorant of everything.”
“Find fault when you must find fault in private, and if possible sometime after the offense, rather than at the time.”
“Don't tell me of facts, I never believe facts; you know Canning said nothing was so fallacious as facts, except figures”
“That sign of old age, extolling the past at the expense of the present”
“A bigot delights in public ridicule, for he begins to think he is a martyr”
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