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126 Famous Quotes by Oliver Goldsmith
11/10/1730 - 4/4/1774
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At night returning, every labour sped, He sits him down, the monarch of a shed; Smiles by his cheerful fire, and round surveys His children's looks, that brighten at the blaze; While his lov'd partner, boastful of her hoard, Displays her cleanly platter on the board.

Home Quotes, by Oliver Goldsmith , Source: The Traveller (l. 191)

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Where'er I roam, whatever realms to see, My heart untravelled, fondly turns to thee; Still to my brother turns, with ceaseless pain, And drags at each remove a lengthening chain.

Absence Quotes, by Oliver Goldsmith , Source: The Traveller (l. 7)

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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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Careless their merits or their faults to scan, His pity gave ere charity began.

Philanthropy Quotes, by Oliver Goldsmith , Source: The Deserted Village (l. 161)

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A kind and gentle heart he had, To comfort friends and foes; The naked every day he clad When he put on his clothes.

Philanthropy Quotes, by Oliver Goldsmith , Source: Elegy on the Death of a Mad Dog

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Aromatic plants bestow No spicy fragrance while they grow; But crush'd or trodden to the ground, Diffuse their balmy sweets around.

Adversity Quotes, by Oliver Goldsmith , Source: The Captivity (act I)

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Man seems the only growth that dwindles here.

Growth Quotes, by Oliver Goldsmith , Source: The Traveller (l. 126)

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Conscience is a coward, and those faults it has not strength to prevent, it seldom has justice enough to accuse.

Conscience Quotes, by Oliver Goldsmith , Source: Vicar of Wakefield (ch. XIII)

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The watch-dog's voice that bay'd the whispering wind, And the loud laugh that spoke the vacant mind: There all in sweet confusion sought the shade, And fill'd each pause the nightingale had made.

Night Quotes, by Oliver Goldsmith , Source: The Deserted Village (l. 121)

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While resignation gently slopes the way; And, all his prospects brightening to the last, His heaven commences ere the world be past.

Heaven Quotes, by Oliver Goldsmith , Source: The Deserted Village (l. 110)

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Thou source of all my bliss and all my woe, That found'st me poor at first, and keep'st me so.

Poverty Quotes, by Oliver Goldsmith , Source: The Deserted Village (l. 413)

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The nakedness of the indigent world may be clothed from the trimmings of the vain.

Poverty Quotes, by Oliver Goldsmith , Source: Vicar of Wakefield (ch. IV)

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But in his duty prompt at every call, He watch'd and wept, he pray'd and felt for all.

Preaching Quotes, by Oliver Goldsmith , Source: The Deserted Village (l. 165)

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They shall knaw a file, and flee unto the mountains of Hepsidam whar the lion roareth and the Wang Doodle mourneth for its first born--ah!

Preaching Quotes, by Oliver Goldsmith , Source: The Deserted Village (l. 165)

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Here lies our good Edmund, whose genius was such We scarcely can praise it or blame it too much; Who, born for the universe, narrow'd his mind, And to party gave up what was meant for mankind.

Genius Quotes, by Oliver Goldsmith , Source: Retaliation (l. 29)

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Trade's proud empire hastes to swift decay.

Business Quotes, by Oliver Goldsmith , Source: The Deserted Village, lines actually added to Goldsmith's work by Samuel Johnson

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In a polite age almost every person becomes a reader, and receives more instruction from the Press than the Pulpit.

Reading Quotes, by Oliver Goldsmith , Source: The Citizen of the World (letter LXXV)

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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.

Reading Quotes, by Oliver Goldsmith , Source: The Citizen of the World (letter LXXXIII)

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Nobody with me at sea but myself.

Solitude Quotes, by Oliver Goldsmith , Source: The Haunch of Venison

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In arguing, too, the parson own'd his skill, For even though vanquished he could argue still.

Argument Quotes, by Oliver Goldsmith , Source: The Deserted Village (l. 211)

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His conduct still right with his argument wrong.

Argument Quotes, by Oliver Goldsmith , Source: Retaliation (l. 46)

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I find you want me to furnish you with argument and intellects too. No, sir, these, I protest you, are too hard for me.

Argument Quotes, by Oliver Goldsmith , Source: Vicar of Wakefield (ch. VII)

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In arguing one should meet serious pleading with humor, and humor with serious pleading.

Argument Quotes, by Oliver Goldsmith , Source: Vicar of Wakefield (ch. VII)

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Thus 'tis with all; their chief and constant care Is to seem everything but what they are.

Hypocrisy Quotes, by Oliver Goldsmith , Source: Epilogue to The Sisters (l. 25)

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Their wants but few, their wishes all confin'd.

Content Quotes, by Oliver Goldsmith , Source: The Traveller (l. 210)

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