Sydney Smith

"Have the courage to be ignorant of a great number of things, in order to avoid the calamity of being ignorant of everything."

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Marriage resembles a pair of shears, so joined that they cannot be separated; often moving in opposite directions, yet always punishing any one who comes between them."

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Whatever you are by nature, keep to it; never desert your line of talent. Be what nature intended you for, and you will succeed."

Rating: 3.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Life is to be fortified by many friendships."

Rating: 1.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"What you don't know would make a great book."

Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Manners are the shadows of virtues; the momentary display of those qualities which our fellow creatures love, and respect."

Sydney Smith
Sydney Smith "Sermons"

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 2)