Alexander Smith Love Quotes and Sayings
2. We bury love; Forgetfulness grows over it like grass: That is a thing to weep for, not the dead.
Excerpt from Wikipedia: Alexander Smith (31 December 1830 – 5 January 1867, 8 January according to Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable) was a Scottish poet, and labelled as one of the Spasmodic School.
Sayings by Alexander Smith
1. A great man is the man who does something for the first time.
2. A man doesn’t plant a tree for himself. He plants it for posterity.
3. A man’s real possession is his memory. In nothing else is he rich, in nothing else is he poor.
4. Books are a finer world within the world.
5. Christmas is the day that holds all time together.
6. Death is the ugly fact which Nature has to hide, and she hides it well.
7. Every man’s road in life is marked by the graves of his personal liking.
8. Everything is sweetened by risk.
9. How deeply seated in the human heart is the liking for gardens and gardening.
10. I go into my library and all history unrolls before me.
11. I would rather be remembered by a song than by a victory.
12. 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.
13. 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.
14. To be occasionally quoted is the only fame I care for.
15. There is no ghost so difficult to lay as the ghost of an injury.
16. The man who in this world can keep the whiteness of his soul is not likely to lose it in any other.
17. If you wish to preserve your secret, wrap it up in frankness.