Alexander Smith

Alexander Smith

Scottish Poet, Author

Lived from: 1830-1867

Quotes: Alexander Smith

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    A great man is the man who does something for the first time.
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    A man doesn't plant a tree for himself. He plants it for posterity.
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    A man gazing on the stars is proverbially at the mercy of the puddles in the road.
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    A man's real possession is his memory. In nothing else is he rich, in nothing else is he poor.
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    Books are a finer world within the world.
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    Christmas is the day that holds all time together.
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    Every man's road in life is marked by the grave of his personal likings.
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    Everything is sweetened by risk.
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    How deeply seated in the human heart is the liking for gardens and gardening.
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    I go into my library and all history unrolls before me.
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    I would rather be remembered by a song than by a victory.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    If you wish to preserve your secret, wrap it up in frankness.
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