Robert Payne Smith
Robert Payne Smith D.D. M.A. (1819–1895) was Regius Professor of Divinity at the University of Oxford and Canon of Christ Church from 1865 until 1870, when he was appointed Dean of Canterbury by Queen Victoria on the advice of William Ewart Gladstone.
- The books of men have their day and grow obsolete. God's word is like Himself, "the same yesterday, to-day, and forever."
- Reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 35.