Quotes of Oliver Goldsmith

“ Don't let us make imaginary evils, when you know we have so many real ones to encounter. ”

- Oliver Goldsmith

“ Hope, like the gleaming taper's light, Adorns and cheers our way; And still, as darker grows the night, Emits a brighter ray. ”

- Oliver Goldsmith

“ Tenderness is a virtue. ”

- Oliver Goldsmith

“ Ceremonies are different in every country, but true politeness is everywhere the same. ”

- Oliver Goldsmith

“ Friendship is a disinterested commerce between equals; love, an abject intercourse between tyrants and slaves. ”

- Oliver Goldsmith

“ Our chief comforts often produce our greatest anxieties, and the increase in our possessions is but an inlet to new disquietudes. ”

- Oliver Goldsmith

“ Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. ”

- Oliver Goldsmith

“ Friendship is a disinterested commerce between equals; love, an abject intercourse between tyrants and slaves. ”

- Oliver Goldsmith

“ Friendship is a disinterested commerce between equals; love, an abject intercourse between tyrants and slaves. ”

- Oliver Goldsmith

“ Ask me no questions, and I'll tell you no fibs. ”

- Oliver Goldsmith

“ In all my wanderings through this world of care, In all my griefs and God has given my share I still had hopes, my latest hours to crown, Amidst these humble bowers to lay me down; To husband out life's taper at the close, And keep the flame from wasting, by repose: I still had hopes, for pride attends us still, Amidst the swains to show my booklearn'd skill, Around my fire an evening group to draw, And tell of all I felt, and all I saw; And, as a hare, whom hounds and horns pursue, Pants to the place from whence at first she flew, I still had hopes, my long vexations past, Here to return and die at home at last. ”

- Oliver Goldsmith

“ Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. ”

- Oliver Goldsmith

“ I love everything that is old; old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wines. ”

- Oliver Goldsmith

“ I love everything that is old; old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wines. ”

- Oliver Goldsmith

“ The first time I read an excellent book, it is to me just as if I had gained a new friend. When I read a book over I have perused before, it resembles the meeting with an old one. ”

- Oliver Goldsmith

“ The first time I read an excellent book, it is to me just as if I had gained a new friend. When I read a book over I have perused before, it resembles the meeting with an old one. ”

- Oliver Goldsmith

“ For he that fights and runs away, may live to fight another day, but he, who is in battle slain, can never rise and fight again. ”

- Oliver Goldsmith

“ 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. ”

- Oliver Goldsmith

“ Laws grind the poor, and rich men rule the law. ”

- Oliver Goldsmith

“ Those who think must govern those that toil. ”

- Oliver Goldsmith

“ Law grinds the poor, and rich men rule the law. ”

- Oliver Goldsmith

“ Pride in their port, defiance in their eye I see the Lords of human kind pass by. ”

- Oliver Goldsmith

“ Ask me no questions, and I'll tell you no fibs. ”

- Oliver Goldsmith

“ By sports like these are all their cares beguil'd,The sports of children satisfy the child. ”

- Oliver Goldsmith

“ Hope, like the gleaming taper's light, Adorns and cheers our way; And still, as darker grows the night, Emits a brighter ray. ”

- Oliver Goldsmith

“ The hours that we pass with happy prospects in view are more pleasing than those crowned with success. ”

- Oliver Goldsmith

“ By sports like these are all their cares beguil'd,The sports of children satisfy the child. ”

- Oliver Goldsmith

“ Like the bee, we should make our industry our amusement. ”

- Oliver Goldsmith

“ Our pleasures are short, and can only charm at intervals; love is a method of protraction our greatest pleasure. ”

- Oliver Goldsmith

“ To what happy accident is it that we owe so unexpected a visit? ”

- Oliver Goldsmith
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