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All Quotes by author - Alexander Smith
" A great man is the man who does something for the first time. "
" A man doesn't plant a tree for himself. He plants it for posterity. "
" 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 the world. "
" Christmas is the day that holds all time together. "
" Death is the ugly fact which Nature has to hide, and she hides it well. "
" Every man's road in life is marked by the graves of his personal liking. "
" Everything is sweetened by risk. "
" How deeply seated in the human heart is the liking for gardens and gardening. "
" If you wish to preserve your secret, wrap it up in frankness. "
" I go into my library and all history unrolls before me. "
" 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. "
" I would rather be remembered by a song than by a victory. "
" Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition. "
" The dead keep their secrets, and in a while we shall be as wise as they - and as taciturn. "
" The man who in this world can keep the whiteness of his soul is not likely to lose it in any other. "
" There is no ghost so difficult to lay as the ghost of an injury. "
" The saddest thing that befalls a soul is when it loses faith in God and woman. "
" The sea complains upon a thousand shores. "
" To be occasionally quoted is the only fame I care for. "
" To sit for one's portrait is like being present at one's own creation. "
" Trees are your best antiques. "
" Trifles make up the happiness or the misery of human life. "
" We are never happy; we can only remember that we were so once. "
" We bury love; Forgetfulness grows over it like grass: That is a thing to weep for, not the dead. "
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