Facts about Oliver Goldsmith

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Oliver Goldsmith was a famous Poet from Ireland, who lived between November 10, 1730 and April 4, 1774.

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He/she is born under the zodiac scorpio, who is known for Transient, Self-Willed, Purposeful, Unyielding. Our collection contains 36 quotes who is written / told by Oliver, under the main topic Wedding.

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Famous quotes by Oliver Goldsmith (36)


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"There are some faults so nearly allied to excellence that we can scarce weed out the vice without eradicating the virtue"
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"The company of fools may first make us smile, but in the end we always feel melancholy"
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"The best way to make your audience laugh is to start laughing yourself"
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"With disadvantages enough to bring him to humility, a Scotsman is one of the proudest things alive"
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"Where wealth accumulates, men decay"
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"You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips"
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"Tenderness is a virtue"
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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"
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"Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall"
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"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!"
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"Pity and friendship are two passions incompatible with each other"
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"People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy"
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"Our greatest glory consists not in never failing, but in rising every time we fall"
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"On the stage he was natural, simple, affecting, 'Twas only when he was off, he was acting"
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"Modesty seldom resides in a breast that is not enriched with nobler virtues"
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"Man wants but little here below, nor wants that little long"
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"Life is a journey that must be traveled no matter how bad the roads and accommodations"
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"Let schoolmasters puzzle their brain, With grammar, and nonsense, and learning, Good liquor, I stoutly maintain, Gives genius a better discerning"
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"Law grinds the poor, and rich men rule the law"
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"If you were to make little fishes talk, they would talk like whales"
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"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"
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"I love everything that's old, - old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wine"
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"Hope is such a bait, it covers any hook"
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"Honour sinks where commerce long prevails"
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"Girls like to be played with, and rumpled a little too, sometimes"
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"Friendship is a disinterested commerce between equals; love, an abject intercourse between tyrants and slaves"
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"Every absurdity has a champion to defend it"
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"Could a man live by it, it were not unpleasant employment to be a poet"
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"Conscience is a coward, and those faults it has not strength enough to prevent it seldom has justice enough to accuse"
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"Ceremonies are different in every country, but true politeness is everywhere the same"
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"Be not affronted at a joke. If one throw salt at thee, thou wilt receive no harm, unless thou art raw"
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"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"
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"All that a husband or wife really wants is to be pitied a little, praised a little, and appreciated a little"
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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"
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"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"
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"I chose my wife, as she did her wedding gown, for qualities that would wear well"


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