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Alexander Smith

Datum narození: 31. prosinec 1829
Datum úmrtí: 5. leden 1867

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Citáty Alexander Smith

„Vánoce jsou den, kdy drží všichni po celou dobu spolu.“

„In my garden I spend my days, in my library I spend my nights. My interests are divided between my geraniums and my books. With the flower I am in the present; with the book I am in the past.“

„Memory is a mans real possession.... in nothing else is he rich.... in nothing else is he poor.“

„We are never happy; we can only remember that we were so once.“

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

„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.“

„Trifles make up the happiness or the misery of human life.“

„Seated in my library at night, and looking on the silent faces of my books, I am occasionally visited by a strange sense of the supernatural.“ Dreamthorp

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

„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.“

„Sweet April's tears, Dead on the hem of May.“

„A man gazing on the stars is proverbially at the mercy of the puddles in the road.“

„A man’s real possession is his memory. In nothing else is he rich, in nothing else is he poor.“

„Books are a finer world within our world.“

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