Best Quotes by Sydney Smith (Top 10)

  1. No furniture is so charming as books.
  2. Thank God for tea! What would the world do without tea! How did it exist? I am glad I was not born before tea.
  3. Life is to be fortified by many friendships. To love and to be loved is the greatest happiness of existence.
  4. Madam, I have been looking for a person who disliked gravy all my life; let us swear eternal friendship.
  5. If you want to improve your understanding, drink coffee.
  6. Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
  7. The main question to a novel is — did it amuse? were you surprised at dinner coming so soon? did you mistake eleven for ten? were you too late to dress? and did you sit up beyond the usual hour? If a novel produces these effects, it is good; if it does not — story, language, love, scandal itself cannot save it. It is only meant to please; and it must do that or it does nothing.
  8. Whatever you are by nature, keep to it; never desert your line of talent. Be what nature intended you for, and you will succeed.
  9. we know nothing of tomorrow, our business is to be good and happy today
  10. A comfortable house is a great source of happiness. It ranks immediately after health and a good conscience.

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