Wednesday, June 12, 2013



Sydney Smith (1771-1845), sermon preached at St. Paul's Cathedral (July 28, 1844), quoted in Hesketh Pearson, The Smith of Smiths: Being the Life, Wit and Humour of Sydney Smith (New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1934), p. 319:
I never take leave of anyone, for any length of time, without a deep impression upon my mind of the uncertainty of human life, and the probability that we may meet no more in this world.

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