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Sydney Smith

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No furniture is so charming as books.

— Sydney Smith

#furniture #memoir

Thank God for tea! What would the world do without tea! How did it exist? I am glad I was not born before tea.

— Sydney Smith


Madam, I have been looking for a person who disliked gravy all my life; let us swear eternal friendship.

— Sydney Smith

#disliked #eternal #friendship #gravy #i

People who love only once in their lives are shallow people. What they call their loyalty, and their fidelity, I call either the lethargy of custom, or their lack of imagination

— Sydney Smith


The fact is that in order to do anything in this world worth doing, we must not stand shivering on the bank thinking of the cold and the danger, but jump in and scramble through as well as we can.

— Sydney Smith

#courage #determination #initiative #age

If I were to begin life again, I would devote it to music. It is the only cheap and unpunished rapture upon earth.

— Sydney Smith


A man who wishes to make his way in life could do no better than go through the world with a boiling tea-kettle in his hand.

— Sydney Smith


A comfortable house is a great source of happiness. It ranks immediately after health and a good conscience.

— Sydney Smith

#comfortable #conscience #good #great #great source

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

#any #due #duties #hardly #i

Do not try to push your way through to the front ranks of your profession; do not run after distinctions and rewards; but do your utmost to find an entry into the world of beauty.

— Sydney Smith

#beauty #distinctions #entry #find #front

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Smith did much for the inhabitants; providing the means for the rudiments of education and thus making better things possible. W. The quote refers to Smith's love for tea and complements the museum's tea-set display.

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