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Oliver Goldsmith Quotes

90 Oliver Goldsmith quotes:

"The land of scholars, and the nurse of arms."
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"The malicious sneer is improperly called laughter."
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"The loud laugh that spoke the vacant mind."
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"The English laws punish vice; the Chinese laws do more, they reward virtue."
"Who can direct when all pretend to know?"
"Fortune is ever seen accompanying industry."
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"Whenever you see a gaming table be sure to know fortune is not there. Rather she is always in the company of industry."
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"No one but a fool would measure their satisfaction by what the world thinks of it."
"With disadvantages enough to bring him to humility, a Scotsman is one of the proudest things alive."
"Tenderness is a virtue."
"On the stage he was natural, simple, affecting, 'Twas only when he was off, he was acting."
"Man wants but little here below, nor wants that little long."
"Hope is such a bait, it covers any hook."
"Write how you want, the critic shall show the world you could have written better."
"I was ever of the opinion, that the honest man who married and brought up a large family, did more service than he who continued single, and only talked of population."
"People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy."
"They say women and music should never be dated."
"Honour sinks where commerce long prevails."
"Every absurdity has a champion to defend it."
"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."

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