Oliver Goldsmith Quotes

Wisdom makes a slow defense against trouble, though a sure one in the end.

Oliver Goldsmith

To aim at erxcellence, our reputation, and friends, and all must be ventured; to aim at the average we run no risk and provide little service.

Oliver Goldsmith

His conduct still right with his argument wrong.

Oliver Goldsmith

Learn the luxury of doing good

Oliver Goldsmith

Learn the luxury of doing good

Oliver Goldsmith

Paltry affectation, strained allusions, and disgusting finery are easily attained by those who choose to wear them; they are but too frequently the badges of ignorance or of stupidity, whenever it would endeavor to please

Oliver Goldsmith

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

Oliver Goldsmith

Those who place their affections at first on trifles for amusement, will find these become at last their most serious concerns.

Oliver Goldsmith

To aim at excellence, our reputation, and friends, and all must be ventured; to aim at the average we run no risk and provide little service.

Oliver Goldsmith

They may talk of a comet, or a burning mountain, or some such bagatelle; but to me a modest woman, dressed out in all her finery, is the most tremendous object of the whole creation.

Oliver Goldsmith

Don't let us make imaginary evils, when you know we have so many real ones to encounter.

Oliver Goldsmith

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

Oliver Goldsmith

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

Oliver Goldsmith

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

Oliver Goldsmith

To a philosopher no circumstance, however trifling, is too minute.

Oliver Goldsmith
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