Sydney Smith Quote

It is the 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.


"Catholics", published in The Edinburgh Review (1827).

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It is the 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...

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It is the 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...

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It is the 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...

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It is the 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...