59 Total Quotes

Alexander Smith Quotes

Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.
Alexander Smith
#Scottish Poet #Appreciation

We bury love; Forgetfulness grows over it like grass: That is a thing to weep for, not the dead
Alexander Smith
#Forgiveness

A man's real possession is his memory. In nothing else is he rich, in nothing else is he poor.
Alexander Smith
#Memory #Scottish Poet

I go into my library and all history unrolls before me.
Alexander Smith
#Scottish Poet #History

Christmas is the day that holds all time together.
Alexander Smith
#Scottish Poet #Christmas

A man gazing on the stars is proverbially at the mercy of the puddles in the road.
Alexander Smith
#Scottish Poet #Man

How deeply seated in the human heart is the liking for gardens and gardening.
Alexander Smith
#Scottish Poet

To be occasionally quoted is the only fame I care for.
Alexander Smith
#Scottish Poet

In life there is nothing more unexpected and surprising than the arrivals and departures of pleasure. If we find it in one place to-day, it is vain to seek it there to-morrow. You can not lay a trap for it.
Alexander Smith
#Life #Scottish Poet

Books are a finer world within the world.
Alexander Smith
#Books And Reading #Scottish Poet

We are never happy; we can only remember that we were so once.
Alexander Smith
#Scottish Poet #Happiness

A great man is the man who does something for the first time.
Alexander Smith
#Beginning #Scottish Poet

The man who in this world can keep the whiteness of his soul is not likely to lose it in any other.
Alexander Smith
#Scottish Poet #Man

The dead keep their secrets, and in a while we shall be as wise as they - and as taciturn
Alexander Smith
#Secrets

The saddest thing that befalls a soul Is when it loses faith in God and woman.
Alexander Smith
#Faith #Scottish Poet

The sea complains upon a thousand shores.
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#Scottish Poet

Death is the ugly fact which Nature has to hide, and she hides it well.
Alexander Smith
#Death #Scottish Poet

If you wish to preserve your secret, wrap it up in frankness
Alexander Smith
#Frankness