Oliver Goldsmith's Quotes
Biography of Oliver Goldsmith
Modesty seldom resides in a breast that is not enriched with nobler virtues.Tags: Modesty, Seldom, Virtues
On the stage he was natural, simple, affecting, 'Twas only when he was off, he was acting.Tags: Acting, Off, Simple
Surely the best way to meet the enemy is head on in the field and not wait till they plunder our very homes.Tags: Best, Enemy, Wait
The hours we pass with happy prospects in view are more pleasing than those crowded with fruition.Tags: Happy, Hours, View
There are some faults so nearly allied to excellence that we can scarce weed out the vice without eradicating the virtue.Tags: Excellence, Virtue, Weed
With disadvantages enough to bring him to humility, a Scotsman is one of the proudest things alive.Tags: Enough, Him, Humility
Write how you want, the critic shall show the world you could have written better.Tags: Shall, Show, Write
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.Tags: Become, Greatest, Knowledge
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.Tags: Family, Opinion, Single
I love everything that's old, - old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wine.Tags: Friends, Love, Old
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.Tags: Alone, Future, Great
All that a husband or wife really wants is to be pitied a little, praised a little, and appreciated a little.Tags: Husband, Wants, Wife
Conscience is a coward, and those faults it has not strength enough to prevent it seldom has justice enough to accuse.Tags: Enough, Justice, Strength
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!Tags: Beauty, Happiness, Nature
Life is a journey that must be traveled no matter how bad the roads and accommodations.Tags: Bad, Life, Matter
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?Tags: Art, Men, Woman
Ceremonies are different in every country, but true politeness is everywhere the same.Tags: Country, Politeness, True
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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.Tags: Country, Home, Others
People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy.Tags: Improve, Model, Themselves
The company of fools may first make us smile, but in the end we always feel melancholy.Tags: End, May, Smile
Let schoolmasters puzzle their brain, With grammar, and nonsense, and learning, Good liquor, I stoutly maintain, Gives genius a better discerning.Tags: Brain, Good, Learning
Be not affronted at a joke. If one throw salt at thee, thou wilt receive no harm, unless thou art raw.Tags: Art, Joke, Unless
Could a man live by it, it were not unpleasant employment to be a poet.Tags: Employment, Poet, Unpleasant
Friendship is a disinterested commerce between equals; love, an abject intercourse between tyrants and slaves.Tags: Between, Friendship, Love
I chose my wife, as she did her wedding gown, for qualities that would wear well.Tags: Her, Wedding, Wife