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    Marriage resembles a pair of shears, so

    “Marriage resembles a pair of shears, so joined that they cannot be separated; often moving in opposite directions, yet always punishing anyone who comes between them.”

    — Sydney Smith

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    A great deal of talent is lost

    “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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    Have the courage to be ignorant of

    “Have the courage to be ignorant of a great number of things, in order to avoid the calamity of being ignorant of everything.”

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    Do not try to push your way

    “Do not try to push your way through to the front ranks of your profession; do not run after distinctions and rewards; but do your utmost to find an entry into the world of beauty.”

    — Sydney Smith

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    Manners are like the shadows of virtues,

    “Manners are like the shadows of virtues, they are the momentary display of those qualities which our fellow creatures love and respect.”

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    What a pity it is that we

    “What a pity it is that we have no amusements in England but vice and religion!”

    — Sydney Smith

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    Whatever you are by nature, keep to

    “Whatever you are by nature, keep to it; never desert your line of talent. Be what nature intended you for, and you will succeed.”

    — Sydney Smith

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    Madam, I have been looking for a

    “Madam, I have been looking for a person who disliked gravy all my life; let us swear eternal friendship.”

    — Sydney Smith

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    A comfortable house is a great source

    “A comfortable house is a great source of happiness. It ranks immediately after health and a good conscience.”

    — Sydney Smith

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    Science is his forte, and omniscience his

    “Science is his forte, and omniscience his foible.”

    — Sydney Smith

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    A great deal of talent is lost

    “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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    A great deal of talent is lost

    “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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    Life is to be fortified by many

    “Life is to be fortified by many friendships. To love and to be loved is the greatest happiness of existence.”

    — Sydney Smith

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