Sydney Smith Quotes

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Sydney Smith

I never read a book before reviewing it; it prejudices a man so.
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I never could find a man who could think for two minutes together.
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Have the courage to be ignorant of a great number of things, in order to avoid the calamity of being ignorant of everything.
Courage | Sydney Smith quote

Never try to reason the prejudice out of a man. It was not reasoned into him, and cannot be reasoned out.
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There is one piece of advice, in a life of study, which I think no one will object to; and that is, every now and then to be completely idle - to do nothing at all.
Advice | Sydney Smith quote

Live always in the best company when you read.
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Errors to be dangerous must have a great deal of truth mingled with them. It is only from this alliance that they can ever obtain an extensive circulation.
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Whatever you are by nature, keep to it; never desert your line of talent. Be what nature intended you for, and you will succeed.
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English clergyman and essayist 1771-1845

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