Oliver Goldsmith Quotes

90 Oliver Goldsmith quotes:

"When lovely woman stoops to folly, and finds too late that men betray, what charm can soothe her melancholy, what art can wash her guilt away?"
"We had no revolutions to fear, nor fatigues to undergo; all our adventures were by the fireside, and all our migrations from the blue bed to the brown."
"A traveler of taste will notice that the wise are polite all over the world, but the fool only at home."
Author: Goldsmith Quotes Category: Fools And Foolishness Quotes Manners Quotes
"To aim at excellence, our reputation, and friends, and all must be ventured; to aim at the average we run no risk and provide little service."
"If frugality were established in the state, and if our expenses were laid out to meet needs rather than superfluities of life, there might be fewer wants, and even fewer pleasures, but infinitely more happiness."
"Let schoolmasters puzzle their brain, With grammar, and nonsense, and learning; Good liquor, I stoutly maintain, Gives genius a better discerning"
Author: Goldsmith Quotes Category: Genius Quotes
"By the living jingo, she was all of a muck of sweat."
Author: Goldsmith Quotes Category: Living Quotes
"Conscience is a coward, and those faults it has not strength enough to prevent it seldom has justice enough to accuse."
"Law grinds the poor, and rich men rule the law."
"Our greatest glory consists not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."
"The company of fools may first make us smile, but in the end we always feel melancholy."
"Ceremonies are different in every country, but true politeness is everywhere the same."
"I chose my wife as she did her wedding-gown, not for a fine glossy surface, but such qualities as would wear well."
"A man who leaves home to mend himself and others is a philosopher; but he who goes from country to country, guided by the blind impulse of curiosity, is a vagabond."
"The very pink of perfection."
"The weakest soul, within itself unblest, Leans for all pleasure on another's breast"
Author: Goldsmith Quotes Category: Pleasure Quotes
"Don't let us make imaginary evils, when you know we have so many real ones to encounter."
Author: Goldsmith Quotes Category: Morality Quotes
"Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey, where wealth accumulates, and men decay."
Author: Goldsmith Quotes Category: Wealth Quotes
"And in that town a dog was found, As many dogs there be, Both mongrel, puppy, whelp, and hound, And curs of low degree"
Author: Goldsmith Quotes Category: Dogs Quotes
"The greatest object in the universe, says a certain philosopher, is a good man struggling with adversity; yet there is a still greater, which is the good man that comes to relieve it"

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