Alexander Smith Quotes

A man gazing on the stars is proverbially at the mercy of the puddles on the road.

There is a peculiar beauty about goodly old age – the beauty of holiness. Husband and wife who have fought the world side by side, who have made common stock of joy and sorrow, and become aged together, are not infrequently found curiously alike in personal appearance, in pitch and tone of voice, just as […]

Call it oddity, eccentricity, humor or what you please, it is evident that the special flavor of mind or manner, which independently of fortune, station, or profession, sets a man apart from his fellows, and which gives the charm of picturesqueness to society is fast disappearing from amongst us. A man may count the odd […]

To sit for one’s portrait is like being present at one’s own creation.

Men hold the anniversaries of their birth, of their marriage, of the birth of their first-born, and they hold – although they spread no feast, and ask no friends to assist – many another anniversary besides. On many a day in every year does a man remember what took place on that selfsame day in […]