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Oliver Goldsmith Quotes and Quotations


Conscience is a coward, and those faults it has not strength enough to prevent, it seldom has justice enough to accuse.
- Oliver Goldsmith | Conscience Quotes
Man wants but little here below nor wants that little long.
- Oliver Goldsmith | Life Quotes
Philosophy is a good horse in the stable, but an errant jade on a journey.
- Oliver Goldsmith | Philosophy Quotes
I'll fares the land, to hastening ills of prey Where wealth accumulates, and men decay.
- Oliver Goldsmith | Wealth Quotes
A modest woman, dressed out in all her finery, is the most tremendous object of the whole creation.
- Oliver Goldsmith | Women Quotes
If you were to make little fishes talk, they would talk like whales.
- Oliver Goldsmith | Words and Language Quotes
Philosophy ... should not pretend to increase our present stock, but make us economists of what we are possessed of.
- Oliver Goldsmith | Forgiveness Quotes
At church, with meek and unaffected grace, His looks adorn'd the venerable place; Truth from his lips prevail'd with double sway, And fools who came to scoff, remain'd to pray.
- Oliver Goldsmith | Prayer Quotes
He who seeks for applause only from without has all his happiness in another's keeping.
- Oliver Goldsmith | Self-Acceptance Quotes
Hope, like the gleaming taper's light, adorns and cheers our way; And still, as darker grows the night, emits a lighter ray.
- Oliver Goldsmith | Hope Quotes
People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy.
- Oliver Goldsmith | Role Models Quotes
The hours we pass with happy prospects in view are more pleasing than those crowned with fruition.
- Oliver Goldsmith | Realistic Expectations Quotes
Fortune is ever seen accompanying industry.
- Oliver Goldsmith | Luck Quotes
Fortune is ever seen accompanying industry.
- Oliver Goldsmith | Work Quotes
Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall.
He who fights and runs away May live to fight another day. But he who is in battle slain, Can never rise to fight again.
- Oliver Goldsmith | Courtesy Quotes
Ask me no questions, and I'll tell you no fibs.
- Oliver Goldsmith | Curiosity Quotes
To make a fine gentleman, several trades are required, but chiefly a barber.
- Oliver Goldsmith | Gentleman Quotes
People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy after.
- Oliver Goldsmith | Improvement Quotes
The English laws punish vice; the Chinese laws do more, they reward virtue.
- Oliver Goldsmith | Law Quotes
Laws grind the poor, and rich men rule the law.
- Oliver Goldsmith | Law Quotes
And still they gazed, and still the wonder grew, That one small head should carry all it knew.
- Oliver Goldsmith | Learning Quotes
Man wants but little here below, Nor wants that little long.
- Oliver Goldsmith | Man Quotes
The very pink of perfection.
- Oliver Goldsmith | Perfection Quotes
The man recover'd of the bite, The dog it was that died.
- Oliver Goldsmith | Poison Quotes
At church, with meek and unaffected grace, His looks adorn'd the venerable place; Truth from his lips prevailed with double sway, And fools, who came to scoff, remain'd to pray.
- Oliver Goldsmith | Prayer Quotes
But in his duty prompt at every call, He watch'd and wept, he pray'd and felt for all.
- Oliver Goldsmith | Preaching Quotes
Ask me no questions, and I'll tell you no fibs.
- Oliver Goldsmith | Question Quotes
He watch'd and wept, he pray'd and felt for all.
- Oliver Goldsmith | Sympathy Quotes
Man wants but little here below, Nor wants that little long.
- Oliver Goldsmith | Want Quotes
I'll fares the land, to hastening ills a prey, Where wealth accumulates, and men decay; Princes and Lords may flourish, or may fade - A breath can make them, as a breath has made - But a bold peasantry, their country's pride, When once destroy'd can never be supplied.
- Oliver Goldsmith | Wealth Quotes


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