Oliver Goldsmith Quotes


90 Oliver Goldsmith quotes:



"The virtue which requires to be ever guarded is scarcely worth the sentinel"
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"Wisdom makes a slow defense against trouble, though a sure one in the end."
Author: Goldsmith Quotes Category: Wisdom Quotes
"I chose my wife, as she did her wedding gown, for qualities that would wear well"
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"Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey, where wealth accumulates, and men decay."
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"Truth from his lips prevailed with double sway, and fools, who came to scoff, remained to pray."
"Those that think must govern those that toil."
"The twelve good rules, the royal game of goose."
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"Our pleasures are short, and can only charm at intervals; love is a method of protraction our greatest pleasure."
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"The weakest soul, within itself unblest, Leans for all pleasure on another's breast"
Author: Goldsmith Quotes Category: Pleasure Quotes
"There is nothing so absurd or ridiculous that has not at some time been said by some philosopher. Fontenelle says he would undertake to persuade the whole public of readers to believe that the sun was neither the cause of light or heat, if he could only get six philosophers on his side."
"The very pink of perfection."
"It seemed to me pretty plain, that they had more of love than matrimony in them."
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"Silence is become his mother tongue."
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"Don't let us make imaginary evils, when you know we have so many real ones to encounter."
Author: Goldsmith Quotes Category: Morality Quotes
"Vain, very vain is my search to find; that happiness which only centers in the mind."
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"You, that are going to be married, think things can never be done too fast: but we that are old, and know what we are about, must elope methodically, madam."
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"Who can direct when all pretend to know?"
"By the living jingo, she was all of a muck of sweat."
Author: Goldsmith Quotes Category: Living Quotes
"The English laws punish vice; the Chinese laws do more, they reward virtue."
"The loud laugh that spoke the vacant mind."
Author: Goldsmith Quotes Category: Laughter Quotes



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