Quotes of Alexander Smith

“ [Memory is] a man's real possession...In nothing else is he rich, in nothing else is he poor. ”

- Alexander Smith

“ Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition. ”

- Alexander Smith

“ It was his nature to blossom into song, as it is a tree’s to leaf itself in April. ”

- Alexander Smith

“ I go into my library and all history unrolls before me. ”

- Alexander Smith

“ Christmas is the day that holds all time together. ”

- Alexander Smith

“ Trees are your best antiques. ”

- Alexander Smith

“ Books are a finer world within the world. (1863) ”

- Alexander Smith

“ Books are a finer world within the world. (1863) ”

- Alexander Smith

“ If the egotist is weak, his egotism is worthless. If the egotist is strong, acute, full of distinctive character, his egotism is precious, and remains a possession of the race. ”

- Alexander Smith

“ Everything is sweetened by risk. ”

- Alexander Smith

“ There is nothing good in this world which time does not improve. ”

- Alexander Smith

“ The sea complains upon a thousand shores. ”

- Alexander Smith

“ I go into my library, and all history unrolls before me. I breathe the morning air of the world while the scent of Eden's roses yet lingered in it, while it vibrated only to the world's first brood of nightingales, and to the laugh of Eve. I see the pyramids building; I hear the shoutings of the armies of Alexander. ”

- Alexander Smith

“ The sea complains upon a thousand shores. ”

- Alexander Smith

“ I go into my library, and all history unrolls before me. I breathe the morning air of the world while the scent of Eden's roses yet lingered in it, while it vibrated only to the world's first brood of nightingales, and to the laugh of Eve. I see the pyramids building; I hear the shoutings of the armies of Alexander. ”

- Alexander Smith

“ I go into my library, and all history unrolls before me. I breathe the morning air of the world while the scent of Eden's roses yet lingered in it, while it vibrated only to the world's first brood of nightingales, and to the laugh of Eve. I see the pyramids building; I hear the shoutings of the armies of Alexander. ”

- Alexander Smith

“ Trifles make up the happiness or the misery of mortal life. ”

- Alexander Smith

“ I go into my library, and all history unrolls before me. I breathe the morning air of the world while the scent of Eden's roses yet lingered in it, while it vibrated only to the world's first brood of nightingales, and to the laugh of Eve. I see the pyramids building; I hear the shoutings of the armies of Alexander. ”

- Alexander Smith

“ Christmas is the day that holds all time together. ”

- Alexander Smith

“ Christmas is the day that holds all time together. ”

- Alexander Smith

“ If you wish to make a man look noble, your best course is to kill him. What superiority he may have inherited from his race, what superiority nature may have personally gifted him with, comes out in death. ”

- Alexander Smith

“ If you wish to make a man look noble, your best course is to kill him. What superiority he may have inherited from his race, what superiority nature may have personally gifted him with, comes out in death. ”

- Alexander Smith

“ If you do your fair day's work, you are certain to get your fair day's wage - in praise or pudding, whichever happens to suit your taste. ”

- Alexander Smith

“ The sun was down, And all the west was paved with sullen fire. I cried, "Behold! the barren beach of hell At ebb of tide. ”

- Alexander Smith

“ The sea complains upon a thousand shores. ”

- Alexander Smith

“ To be occasionally quoted is the only fame I care for. ”

- Alexander Smith

“ Every man's road in life is marked by the grave of his personal likings. ”

- Alexander Smith

“ The sea complains upon a thousand shores. ”

- Alexander Smith

“ If you wish to preserve your secret, wrap it up in frankness. ”

- Alexander Smith

“ If you wish to preserve your secret, wrap it up in frankness. ”

- Alexander Smith
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