Oliver Goldsmith Quotes

Such dainties to them, their health it might hurt: It's like sending them ruffles, when wanting a shirt.

Oliver Goldsmith

The more various our artificial necessities, the wider is our circle of pleasure; for all pleasure consists in obviating necessities as they rise; luxury, therefore, as it increases our wants, increases our capacity for happiness

Oliver Goldsmith

I love everything thats old: old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wines.

Oliver Goldsmith

The best way to make your audience laugh is to start laughing yourself.

Oliver Goldsmith

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.

Oliver Goldsmith

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

Oliver Goldsmith

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.

Oliver Goldsmith

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?

Oliver Goldsmith

Tenderness, without a capacity of relieving, only makes the man who feels it more wretched than the object which sues for assistance.

Oliver Goldsmith

For just experience tells, in every soil, That those who think must govern those who toil

Oliver Goldsmith

Nor is there on earth a more powerful advocate for vice than poverty.

Oliver Goldsmith

Of all kinds of ambition, that which pursues poetical fame is the wildest

Oliver Goldsmith

Thus idly busy rolls their world away

Oliver Goldsmith

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

Oliver Goldsmith

The English laws punish vice; the Chinese laws do more, they reward virtue.

Oliver Goldsmith
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