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Sydney Smith
(1771-1845) born on
Jun 06
English clergyman, essayist. He was a leading preacher of his day who championed Catholic emancipation in "Letters of Peter Plymley," 1807.
Have the courage to be ignorant of a great number of things, in order to avoid the calamity of being ignorant of everything.

He not only overflowed with learning, but stood in the slop.
Oh, don't tell me of facts -- I never believe facts: you know Canning said nothing was so fallacious as facts, except figures.
In composing, as a general rule, run your pen through every other word you have written; you have no idea what vigor it will give to your style.
I never read a book before reviewing it; it prejudices a man so.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Instant Quotation Dictionary," by Donald O. Bolander, 1979.
R: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
A: In "Memoir," vol. 1, "Recipe for Salad" by Lady Holland, 1855.
N: In "Quotations of Wit and Wisdom," ed. & John W. Garder et al., 1975.
K: In "The Smith of Smiths," ch. 3, by Hesketh Pearson, 1934.

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