Poverty, sir, is no disgrace to a man, but it is confoundedly inconvenient.

Sydney Smith (1771-1845) English clergyman, essayist, wit

Quoted in Potter Briscoe, Sydney Smith: His Wit and Wisdom (1900). Hayward (1858) says that Smith attributed this to "a fellow-passenger in a stage coach"

Added on 23-Jan-09 | Last updated 23-Jan-09
Link to this post
More quotes by Smith, Sydney

Leave a Reply