Oliver Goldsmith Quotes

90 Oliver Goldsmith quotes:

"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."
"The hours we pass with happy prospects in view are more pleasing than those crowded with fruition."
"Hope is such a bait, it covers any hook."
"Life is a journey that must be traveled no matter how bad the roads and accommodations."
"Write how you want, the critic shall show the world you could have written better."
"Ceremonies are different in every country, but true politeness is everywhere the same."
"Be not affronted at a joke. If one throw salt at thee, thou wilt receive no harm, unless thou art raw."
"You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips."
"Where wealth accumulates, men decay."
"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."
"Girls like to be played with, and rumpled a little too, sometimes."
"The jests of the rich are ever successful."
"As writers become more numerous, it is natural for readers to become more indolent; whence must necessarily arise a desire of attaining knowledge with the greatest possible ease."
"People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy."
"Let schoolmasters puzzle their brain, With grammar, and nonsense, and learning, Good liquor, I stoutly maintain, Gives genius a better discerning."
"They say women and music should never be dated."
"I chose my wife as she did her wedding-gown, not for a fine glossy surface, but such qualities as would wear well."
"Honour sinks where commerce long prevails."

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