Sidney Smith Quotes

The good of ancient times let others state, I think it lucky I was born so late.

If you neglect your work, you will dislike it; if you do it well, you will enjoy it.

He not only overflowed with learning, but stood in the slop. (speaking of Thomas Babington Macaulay)

The observances of the church concerning feasts and fasts are tolerably well kept, since the rich keep the feasts and the poor the fasts.

It is safest to be moderately base – to be flexible in shame and to be always ready for what is generous, good, and just, when anything is to be gained by virtue.