Sydney Smith , was an English writer and clergyman.
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“Among the smaller duties of life I hardly know any one more important than that of not praising where praise is not due.”
“The object of preaching is to constantly remind mankind of what they keep forgetting; not to supply the intellect, but to fortify the feebleness of human resolutions.”
“Bishop Berkeley destroyed this world in one volume octavo; and nothing remained, after his time, but mind; which experienced a similar fate from the hand of Mr. Hume in 1737.”
“Serenely full, the epicure would say, Fate cannot harm me, I have dined today”
“Ah, you flavor everything; you are the vanilla of society”
“I have the most perfect confidence in your indiscretion”
“Correspondences are like small clothes before the invention of suspenders; it is impossible to keep them up.”
“It is always right that a man should be able to render a reason for the faith that is within him.”
“The observances of the church concerning feasts and fasts are tolerably well-kept, since the rich keep the feasts and the poor keep the fasts”
“I never could find any man who could think for two minutes together”
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