Oliver Goldsmith Quotes


90 Oliver Goldsmith quotes:



"People seek within a short span of life to satisfy a thousand desires, each of which is insatiable."
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"A great source of calamity lies in regret and anticipation; therefore a person is wise who thinks of the present alone, regardless of the past or future."
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"The best way to make your audience laugh is to start laughing yourself."
"If one wishes to become rich they must appear rich."
"Romance and novel paint beauty in colors more charming than nature, and describe a happiness that humans never taste. How deceptive and destructive are those pictures of consummate bliss!"
"The fortunate circumstances of our lives are generally found, at last, to be of our own producing"
"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?"
"No one but a fool would measure their satisfaction by what the world thinks of it."
"A traveler of taste will notice that the wise are polite all over the world, but the fool only at home."
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"And fools, who came to scoff, remained to pray."
"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
"With disadvantages enough to bring him to humility, a Scotsman is one of the proudest things alive."
"And still they gazed, and still the wonder grew, that one small head could carry all he knew."
"Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall."
"Tenderness is a virtue."
"On the stage he was natural, simple, affecting, 'Twas only when he was off, he was acting."
"All that a husband or wife really wants is to be pitied a little, praised a little, and appreciated a little."
"Man wants but little here below, nor wants that little long."
"Conscience is a coward, and those faults it has not strength enough to prevent it seldom has justice enough to accuse."
"If you were to make little fishes talk, they would talk like whales."



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