Sydney Smith quotes

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Correspondences are like smallclothes before the invention of suspenders; it is impossible to keep them up.
A comfortable house is a great source of happiness. It ranks immediately after health and a good conscience.
Let onion atoms lurk within the bowl,
And, scarce suspected, animate the whole.
Thank God for tea! What would the world do without tea? How did it exist?
As the French say, there are three sexes--men, women, and clergymen.
What a pity it is that we have no amusements in England but vice and religion!
A nation grown free in a single day is a child born with the limbs and the vigour of a man, who would take a drawn sword for his r ...
All this class of pleasures inspires me with the same nausea as I feel at the sight of rich plum-cake or sweetmeats; I prefer the ...
His enemies might have said before that he talked rather too much; but now he has occasional flashes of silence, that make his con ...
How can a bishop marry? How can he flirt? The most he can say is "I will see you in the vestry after service."
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