Oliver Goldsmith

Oliver Goldsmith

Irish writer and poet

Lived from: 1728-1774

Category: Poets (Contemporary) | Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: Oliver Goldsmith

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    A modest woman, dressed out in all her finery, is the most tremendous object of the whole creation.
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    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.
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    A traveler of taste will notice that the wise are polite all over the world, but the fool only at home.
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    And still they gazed, and still the wonder grew, that one small head could carry all he knew.
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    As writers become more numerous, it is natural for readers to become more indolent; whence must necessarily arise a desire of attaining knowledge with the greatest possible ease.
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    But in his duty prompt at every call, he watched and wept, he prayed and felt for all.
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    Ceremonies are different in every country, but true politeness is everywhere the same.
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    Crime generally punishes itself.
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    Don't let us make imaginary evils, when you know we have so many real ones to encounter.
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    Every absurdity has a champion to defend it; for error is always talkative.
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    Fear guides more than gratitude.
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    For he that fights and runs away, may live to fight another day, but he, who is in battle slain, can never rise and fight again.
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    For just experience tells, in every soil, I that those that think must govern those that toil.
    Source: The Traveller
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    Fortune is ever seen accompanying industry.
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    Friendship is a disinterested commerce between equals; love, an abject intercourse between tyrants and slaves.
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