Oliver Goldsmith Quotes

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

Life is a journey that must be traveled no matter how bad the roads and accommodations.

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

Blest be those feasts, with simple plenty crowned, Where all the ruddy family around Laugh at the jests or pranks that never fail Or sigh with pity at some mournful tale.

Oliver Goldsmith

O Luxury! thou curst by Heaven's decree.

Oliver Goldsmith

The canvas glow'd beyond ev'n Nature warm, The pregnant quarry teem'd with human form.

Oliver Goldsmith

Be not affronted at a joke. If one throw salt at thee, thou wilt receive no harm, unless thou art raw.

Oliver Goldsmith
Social Media
Our Partners
Quote of the Day App
Android app on Google Play