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126 Famous Quotes by Oliver Goldsmith
11/10/1730 - 4/4/1774
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Tenderness is a virtue.

Tenderness Quotes, by Oliver Goldsmith

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I chose my wife, as she did her wedding gown, for qualities that would wear well

Wedding Quotes, by Oliver Goldsmith

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So the loud torrent, and the whirlwind's roar, But bind him to his native mountains more.

Love of country Quotes, by Oliver Goldsmith , Source: The Traveller (l. 207)

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Turn, gentle Hermit of the Dale, And guide my lonely way To where you taper cheers the vale With hospitable ray.

Help Quotes, by Oliver Goldsmith , Source: Vicar of Wakefield--The Hermit (ch. VIII)

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His pencil was striking, resistless, and grand; His manners were gentle, complying, and bland; Still born to improve in every part, His pencil out faces, his manners are heart.

Art Quotes, by Oliver Goldsmith , Source: Retaliation (l. 139)

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Who mix'd reason with pleasure, and wisdom with mirth; If he had any faults, he has left us in doubt.

Faults Quotes, by Oliver Goldsmith , Source: Retaliation (l. 24)

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But winter lingering chills the lap of May.

May Quotes, by Oliver Goldsmith , Source: The Traveller (l. 172)

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Heroes themselves had fallen behind! --Whene'er he went before.

Admiration Quotes, by Oliver Goldsmith , Source: A Great Man

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This same philosophy is a good horse in the stable, but an arrant jade on a journey.

Philosophy Quotes, by Oliver Goldsmith , Source: The Good-Natured Man (act I)

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No one but a fool would measure their satisfaction by what the world thinks of it.

Fools Quotes, by Oliver Goldsmith

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Silence gives consent.

Silence Quotes, by Oliver Goldsmith

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Life has been compared to a race, but the allusion improves by observing, that the most swift are usually the least manageable and the most likely to stray from the course. Great abilities have always been less serviceable to the possessors than moderate ones.

Ability Quotes, by Oliver Goldsmith

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Surely the best way to meet the enemy is head on in the field and not wait till they plunder our very homes.

Competition Quotes, by Oliver Goldsmith

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The dancing pair that simply sought renown,By holding out to tire each other down;The swain mistrustless of his smutted face,While secret laughter titter'd round the place;The bashful virgin's side-long looks of love,The matrons glance that would those looks reprove:These were thy charms, sweet village; sports like these,With sweet succession, taught e'en toil to please;These were thy bowers their cheerful influence shed,These were thy charms -- but all these charms are fled. - Deserted Village, The.

Literature Quotes, by Oliver Goldsmith

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Surely the best way to meet the enemy is head on in the field and not wait till they plunder our very homes.

Sports Quotes, by Oliver Goldsmith

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I chose my wife, as she did her wedding gown, for qualities that would wear well.

Wife Quotes, by Oliver Goldsmith

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His house was known to all the vagrant train, He chid their wanderings but reliev'd their pain; The long remembered beggar was his guest, Whose beard descending swept his aged breast.

Philanthropy Quotes, by Oliver Goldsmith , Source: The Deserted Village (l. 149)

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I have spent my life laboriously doing nothing. [Lat., Vitam perdidi laboricose agendo.]

Labor Quotes, by Oliver Goldsmith , Source: The Deserted Village (l. 99)

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The whitewash'd wall, the nicely sanded floor, The varnish'd clock that click'd behind the door; The chest contriv'd a double debt to pay, A bed by night, a chest of drawers by day.

Home Quotes, by Oliver Goldsmith , Source: The Deserted Village (l. 227)

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A modest woman, dressed out in all her finery, is the most tremendous object of the whole creation.

Appearance Quotes, by Oliver Goldsmith

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O Luxury! thou curst by Heaven's decree.

Luxury Quotes, by Oliver Goldsmith , Source: The Deserted Village (l. 385)

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Zeal is very blind, or badly regulated, when it encroaches upon the rights of others

Zeal Quotes, by Oliver Goldsmith

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As ten millions of circles can never make a square, so the united voice of myriads cannot lend the smallest foundation to falsehood.

Lying Quotes, by Oliver Goldsmith , Source: Vicar of Wakefield (vol. II, ch. VIII)

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Handsome is that handsome does.

Appearance Quotes, by Oliver Goldsmith , Source: Vicar of Wakefield (ch. I), also see Henry Fielding

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Of all the plants that cover the earth and lie like a fringe of hair upon the body of our grandmother, try to obtain knowledge that you may be strengthened in life

Plants Quotes, by Oliver Goldsmith

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