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A memoir of the Reverend Sydney Smith
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Oh, don't tell me of facts, I never believe facts; you know, Canning said nothing was so fallacious as facts, except figures.
He who drinks a tumbler of London water has literally in his stomach more animated beings than there are men, women, and children on the face of the globe.
A man who wishes to make his way in life could do no better than go through the world with a boiling tea-kettle in his hand.
When you rise in the morning, form a resolution to make the day a happy one for a fellow creature.
If I were to begin life again, I would devote it to music. It is the only cheap and unpunished rapture upon earth.
The longer I live, the more I am convinced that the apothecary is of more importance than Seneca; and that half the unhappiness in the world proceeds from little stoppages; from a duct choked up, from food pressing in the wrong place, from a vexed duodenum, or an agitated pylorus.
One evil in old age is, that as your time is come, you think that every little illness is the beginning of the end. When a man expects to be arrested, every knock at the door is an alarm.
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