Quotes by Sydney Smith

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It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do little - do what you can.
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In composing, as a general rule, run your pen through every other word you have written; you have no idea what vigor it will give your style.
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 brevity  

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I have no relish for the country; it is a kind of healthy grave.
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 country  

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Human beings cling to their delicious tyrannies and to their exquisite nonsense, till death stares them in the face.
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 mankind  

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Heat, ma'am! it was so dreadful here, that I found there was nothing left for it but to take off my flesh and sit in my bones.
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 summer  

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He has spent all his life in letting down empty buckets into empty wells; and he is frittering away his age in trying to draw them up again.
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 carpe-diem  

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