Alexander Smith Quotes

Most popular Alexander Smith Quotes

Everything is sweetened by risk.

risk-taking

The great man is the man who does a thing for the first time.
— Alexander Smith
We are never happy; we can only remember that we were so once.
— Alexander Smith

unhappiness

A man gazing on the stars is proverbially at the mercy of the puddles in the road.
— Alexander Smith
A man's real possession is his memory. In nothing else is he rich, in nothing else is he poor.
— Alexander Smith
Give the mood, and the essay, from the first sentence to the last, grows around it as a cocoon grows around the silkworm.

essays

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
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.