First published in 1855 and reissued here in the second edition of that year, this two-volume work celebrates the life of the author, wit and clergyman Sydney Smith (1771-1845). A founder of the second Edinburgh Review, Smith is best remembered for his entertaining observations and witticisms. The work comprises a memoir, written by Smith's daughter Saba Holland (1802-66), and a selection of letters, edited by Sarah Austin (1793-1867). Together, the volumes offer private insights into a man who lived much of his life in the public eye. Sharing her father's sense of humour, Holland peppers her memoir in Volume 1 with many of his best jokes, while also emphasising his character as a compassionate clergyman, loving father and dutiful friend. Volume 2 continues with Smith's letters, selected for the light that they shed on his character.
I Can lead by example but I must know the leaders that are sane and rational if i am to point the way to sanity for my people and that is my eternal duty to be the watchman that sits at the gate and knows who to let in and who to send away based on pure knowledge of who the individual is and weighing everything in the balance. I will let you know that your common sense88 Wisdom is wealth! One thing I respect deeply about Africa is the treasure of wisdom our ancestors have handed down to us. While some of our leaders may have forgotten them, the rest of us don't need to. From prudent sayings on wisdom itself, to judicious encouragements, warnings and even quirky advice on learning, patience, unity, wealth, poverty, community, family, love and marriage, these quotes will inspire you to be the best you can possibly be.When you follow in the path of your father, you learn to walk like him. ~Ashanti ProverbPhotography by Eric Lafforgue - http://www.ericlafforgue.comAfrican Quotes on WisdomWisdom is wealth. ~ Swahili Wisdom is like a baobab tree; no one individual can embrace it. ~ Akan proverb The fool speaks, the wise man listens. ~ Ethiopian proverbWisdom does not come overnight. ~ Somali proverbThe heart of the wise man lies quiet like limpid water. ~ Cameroon proverbWisdom is like fire. People take it from others. ~ Hema (DRC) proverbOnly a wise person can solve a difficult problem. ~ Akan proverbKnowledge without wisdom is like water in the sand. ~ Guinean proverbIn the moment of crisis, the wise build bridges and the foolish build dams. ~ Nigerian proverbIf you are filled with pride, then you will have no room for wisdom. ~ African proverbA wise person will always find a way. ~ Tanzanian proverbNobody is born wise. ~ African proverb A man who uses force is afraid of reasoning. ~Kenyan proverbWisdom is not like money to be tied up and hidden. ~ Akan proverbAfrican Quotes on LearningLearning expands great souls. ~ Namibian proverbTo get lost is to learn the way. ~ African proverbBy crawling a child learns to stand. ~ African proverbIf you close your eyes to facts, you will learn through accidents. ~ African proverbHe who learns, teaches. ~ Ethiopian proverbWealth, if you use it, comes to an end; learning, if you use it, increases. ~ Swahili proverbBy trying often, the monkey learns to jump from the tree. ~ Buganda proverbYou always learn a lot more when you lose than when you win. ~ African proverbYou learn how to cut down trees by cutting them down. ~ Bateke proverbThe wise create proverbs for fools to learn, not to repeat. ~ African proverbWhat you help a child to love can be more important than what you help him to learn. ~African proverbBy the time the fool has learned the game, the players have dispersed. ~Ashanti proverbOne who causes others misfortune also teaches them wisdom. ~ African proverbYou do not teach the paths of the forest to an old gorilla. ~Congolese proverbWhat you learn is what you die with. ~ African proverbInstruction in youth is like engraving in stone. ~Moroccan ProverbWhen you follow in the path of your father, you learn to walk like him. ~Ashanti ProverbEars that do not listen to advice, accompany the head when it is chopped off. ~African ProverbAdvice is a stranger; if he's welcome he stays for the night; if not, he leaves the same day. ~Malagasy ProverbTraveling is learning. ~Kenyan ProverbWhere there are experts there will be no lack of learners. ~Swahili ProverbAfrican proverbs on Peace and LeadershipPeace is costly but it is worth the expense. ~Kenyan proverbWar has no eyes ~ Swahili sayingWhen a king has good counselors, his reign is peaceful. ~Ashanti proverbPeace does not make a good ruler. ~Botswana proverbA fight between grasshoppers is a joy to the crow. ~ Lesotho proverbThere can be no peace without understanding. ~Senegalese proverbMilk and honey have different colors, but they share the same house peacefully. ~ African proverbIf
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