Oliver Goldsmith Quotes


90 Oliver Goldsmith quotes:



"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."
"Could a man live by it, it were not unpleasant employment to be a poet."
"Every absurdity has a champion to defend it."
"Our greatest glory consists not in never failing, but in rising every time we fall."
"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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"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."
"In all the silent manliness of grief."
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"It seemed to me pretty plain, that they had more of love than matrimony in them."
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"Truth from his lips prevailed with double sway, and fools, who came to scoff, remained to pray."
"Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey, where wealth accumulates, and men decay."
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"I chose my wife, as she did her wedding gown, for qualities that would wear well"
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"Wisdom makes a slow defense against trouble, though a sure one in the end."
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"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."
"Don't let us make imaginary evils, when you know we have so many real ones to encounter."
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"Silence is become his mother tongue."
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"The twelve good rules, the royal game of goose."
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