Oliver Goldsmith Quotes

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

The first blow is half the battle.

Oliver Goldsmith

Too fond of the right to pursue the expedient.

Oliver Goldsmith

To make a fine, gentleman, several trades are required, but chiefly a barber.

Oliver Goldsmith

Modesty seldom resides in a breast that is not enriched with nobler virtues.

Oliver Goldsmith

Tenderness is a virtue.

Oliver Goldsmith

Praise in the beginning is agreeable enough, and we receive it as a favor; but when it comes in great quantities, we regard it only as a debt, which nothing but our merit could extort.

Oliver Goldsmith

His conduct still right with his argument wrong.

Oliver Goldsmith

All that a husband or wife really wants is to be pitied a little, praised a little, and appreciated a little

Oliver Goldsmith

One should not quarrel with a dog without a reason sufficient to vindicate one through all the courts of morality.

Oliver Goldsmith

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.

Oliver Goldsmith
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