The best Quotes by Sydney Smith

The best Quotes by Sydney Smith

Sydney Smith (3 June 1771 – 22 February 1845) was an English wit, writer, and Anglican cleric. Besides his energetic parochial work, he was known for his writing and philosophy, founding the Edinburgh Review, lecturing at the Royal Institution and remembered for his rhyming recipe for salad dressing.

It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do little - do what you can!
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The thing about performance, even if it's only an illusion, is that it is a celebration of the fact that we do contain within ourselves infinite possibilities.
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A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little courage. Every day sends to their graves obscure men whose timidity prevented them from making a first effort.
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Heaven never helps the men who will not act.
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In composing, as a general rule, run your pen through every other word you have written; you have no idea what vigor it will give your style.
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Statecraft is the art of attending to small matters as diligently as grand ones.
Even the smallest of us are capable of great things.
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Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.
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How do we change the world? One random act of kindness at a time.
A very small man can cast a very large shadow.
Lord Varys in Game of Thrones - Season 2 Episode 3
Such is of the course of deeds that move the wheels of the world: small hands do them because they must, while the eyes of the great are elsewhere.
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A mosquito is more annoying for a lion than a lion is for a mosquito.
The day you stop doing the small things is the day you think you're above everybody else.
I found it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay.
Gandalf in The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey
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Small things can grow into big problems.
Duke of Oxford in Kingsman - The King's Man
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Sometimes it's the smallest decisions that can change your life forever.
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Small things amuse small minds.
A river is made drop by drop.
Pete Buttigieg - Shortest Way Home
While it may seem small, the ripple effects of small things is extraordinary.
I've learned that you are never too small to make a difference.
Greta Thunberg (Climate activist)
Small things make me happy, and I laugh out loud on the silliest of jokes!
Life is made up of small pleasures. Happiness is made up of those tiny successes. The big ones come too infrequently. And if you don't collect all these tiny successes, the big ones don't really mean anything.
To create something exceptional, your mindset must be relentlessly focused on the smallest detail.
Anything is possible if you got enough nerve.
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To me, the very definition of the word "broken" suggests that something can be fixed.
Elijah Mikaelson in The Originals - Season 1 Episode 8
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Sometimes the right path is not the easiest one.
Grandmother Willow in Pocahontas
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Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.
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How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
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There is no such thing as bad ideas. Just poorly executed awesome ideas.
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What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?
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If you give it your all, there's nothing to blame yourself for.
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Sometimes you can do everything right and things will still go wrong. The key is to never stop doing right.
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A dream is only a dream.. until you decide to make it real.
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How others see you is not important. How you see yourself is everything.
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The difference between the novice and the master is that the master has failed more times than the novice has tried.
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Build up your weaknesses until they become your strong points.
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Whether a fish lives in a clear stream or a water ditch, so long as it continues swimming forward, it will grow up beautifully.
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The struggles along the way are only meant to shape you for your purpose.
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The only failure is not to try.
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Each individual has got to look themselves in the mirror and try and see what they can do better. Period. Point blank.
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A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.
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One candidate is too old and mentally unfit to be president. The other one is me.
Joe Biden - März 2024
What do you call an Asian Dwayne Johnson?
The Wok.
I'm paranoid. On my stationary bike, I have a rear view mirror.
When you're in love it's the most glorious two and a half days of your life.
I quit therapy because my analyst was trying to help me behind my back.
I tried phone sex - it gave me an ear infection.
During sex I fantasize that I'm someone else.
I like to read biographies of authors that I love, like Richard Yates. I also like to see what non-fiction authors are out there. My bible is Something Happened. It's one of the greatest books I've ever read. But if I don't read a Dostoevsky soon I'm going to kill myself.
For 45 years I've worked without an audience.

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