Quotes by Oliver Goldsmith

Oliver Goldsmith

Oliver Goldsmith

Irish writer and poet

Alive from: 1728-1774

Category: Poets (Contemporary) | Writers (Contemporary)

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    Friendship is a disinterested commerce between equals; love, an abject intercourse between tyrants and slaves.
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    Girls like to be played with, and rumpled a little too, sometimes.
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    Good counsel rejected returns to enrich the givers bosom.
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    He cast off his friends as a huntsman his pack, for he knew when he pleased he could whistle them back.
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    Honor sinks where commerce long prevails.
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    I can't say whether we had more wit among us now than usual, but I am certain we had more laughing, which answered the end as well.
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    I do not love a man who is zealous for nothing.
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    I have known a German Prince with more titles than subjects, and a Spanish nobleman with more names than shirts.
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    I love everything that's old: old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wines; and, I believe, Dorothy, you'll own I have been pretty fond of an old wife.
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    I... chose my wife as she did her wedding-gown, not for a fine glossy surface, but such qualities as would wear well.
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    If frugality were established in the state, and if our expenses were laid out to meet needs rather than superfluities of life, there might be fewer wants, and even fewer pleasures, but infinitely more happiness.
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    If one wishes to become rich they must appear rich.
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    Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey, where wealth accumulates, and men decay.
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    In all the silent manliness of grief.
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    It seemed to me pretty plain, that they had more of love than matrimony in them.
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