Alexander Smith - Quotes

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

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

I would rather be remembered by a song than by a victory.

I would rather be remembered by a song than by a victory.

Christmas is the day that holds all time together.

Christmas is the day that holds all time together.

A man doesn't plant a tree for himself. He plants it for posterity. ---->>>

The saddest thing that befalls a soul is when it loses faith in God and woman.

The saddest thing that befalls a soul is when it loses faith in God and woman.

In life there is nothing more unexpected and surprising than the arrivals and departures of pleasure. If we find it in one place today, it is vain to seek it there tomorrow. You can not lay a trap for it. ---->>>

To sit for one's portrait is like being present at one's own creation. ---->>>

How deeply seated in the human heart is the liking for gardens and gardening.

How deeply seated in the human heart is the liking for gardens and gardening.

The sea complains upon a thousand shores. ---->>>

The dead keep their secrets, and in a while we shall be as wise as they - and as taciturn. ---->>>

If you wish to preserve your secret, wrap it up in frankness. ---->>>

The world is not so much in need of new thoughts as that when thought grows old and worn with usage it should, like current coin, be called in, and, from the mint of genius, reissued fresh and new. ---->>>

A man's real possession is his memory. In nothing else is he rich, in nothing else is he poor. ---->>>

We bury love; Forgetfulness grows over it like grass: That is a thing to weep for, not the dead. ---->>>

A man gazing on the stars is proverbially at the mercy of the puddles in the road. ---->>>

Trees are your best antiques. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

A great man is the man who does something for the first time. ---->>>

The man who in this world can keep the whiteness of his soul is not likely to lose it in any other. ---->>>

Every man's road in life is marked by the graves of his personal liking. ---->>>

To be occasionally quoted is the only fame I care for. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

There is no ghost so difficult to lay as the ghost of an injury. ---->>>

Everything is sweetened by risk. ---->>>

I go into my library and all history unrolls before me. ---->>>

Trifles make up the happiness or the misery of human life. ---->>>

Books are a finer world within the world. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Death is the ugly fact which Nature has to hide, and she hides it well.

Death is the ugly fact which Nature has to hide, and she hides it well.

We are never happy; we can only remember that we were so once. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Scottish
Born: December 31, 1830
Birthplace:
Die: January 5, 1867
Occupation: Poet
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Alexander Smith (31 December 1830 – 5 January 1867, 8 January according to Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable) was a Scottish poet, labelled as one of the Spasmodic School, and essayist.(wikipedia)