Sydney Smith was an English writer and an Anglican cleric. He along with his friends founded ‘The Edinburgh Review’ which fascinated the masses by its political and literary criticism. He wrote articles for it and his contribution for the first 25 years is believed to play a significant role in its success. He shifted to London in hunt for better opportunities and soon became famous as a preacher and lecturer. His lectures on philosophy were highly appreciated and gradually attracted a great crowd. He even wrote a series of letters that became instantly famous starting from ‘Letters of Peter Plymley to My Brother Abraham Who Lives in the Country’. He went on to gain fame in Yorkshire by his polemics on the Roman Catholic question. Smith had also experienced the grief of losing his eldest son but was appreciated for not reflecting it in his writings. Following are a few notable quotes and sayings by the renowned writer which have been extracted from his writings, books, letters, work and thoughts. Read on the collection of quotations and thoughts by Sydney Smith.