Sydney Smith Quotes

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

~ Sydney Smith

A great deal of talent is lost to the world for the want of a little courage.

~ Sydney Smith

There is one piece of advice, in a life of study, which I think no one will object to and that is, every now and then to be completely idle - to do nothing at all.

~ Sydney Smith

It is always right that a man should be able to render a reason for the faith that is within him.

~ Sydney Smith

A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little courage. Every day sends to their graves obscure men whose timidity prevented them from making a first effort.

~ Sydney Smith

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

~ Sydney Smith

He had occasional flashes of silence, that made his conversation perfectly delightful.

~ Sydney Smith

Life is to be fortified by many friendships. To love and to be loved is the greatest happiness of existence.

~ Sydney Smith

It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do a little. Do what you can.

~ Sydney Smith

Errors to be dangerous must have a great deal of truth mingled with them. It is only from this alliance that they can ever obtain an extensive circulation.

~ Sydney Smith

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