"I have gout, asthma, and seven other maladies, but am otherwise very well." - Sydney Smith

"Great men hallow a whole people, and lift up all who live in their time." - Sydney Smith

"Whatever you are by nature, keep to it; never desert your own line of talent. Be what nature intended you for, and you will succeed; be anything else and you will be ten thousand times worse than nothing." - Sydney Smith

"Heat, madam! It was so dreadful that I found there was nothing for it but to take off my flesh and sit in my bones." - Sydney Smith

"Life is to be fortified by many friendships. To love and to be loved is the greatest happiness of existence." - Sydney Smith

"When you rise in the morning, form a resolution to make the day a happy one for a fellow creature." - Sydney Smith

"Politeness is good nature regulated by good sense." - Sydney Smith

"Among the smaller duties in life, I hardly know any one more important than that of not praising when praise is not due." - Sydney Smith

"He has returned from Italy a greater bore than ever; he bores on architecture, painting, statuary and music." - Sydney Smith

"To do anything in this world worth doing, we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in and scramble through as well as we can." - Sydney Smith

"We know nothing of tomorrow; our business is to be good and happy today." - Sydney Smith

"Never give way to melancholy; resist it steadily, for the habit will encroach." - Sydney Smith

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