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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    Law grinds the poor, and rich men rule the law.
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    Learn the luxury of doing good.
    Source: The Traveller
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    Life at the greatest and best is but a froward child, that must be humored and coaxed a little till it falls asleep, and then all the care is over.
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    Life has been compared to a race, but the allusion improves by observing, that the most swift are usually the least manageable and the most likely to stray from the course. Great abilities have always been less serviceable to the possessors than moderate ones.
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    Life is a journey that must be traveled no matter how bad the roads and accommodations.
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    Like the bee, we should make our industry our amusement.
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    Modesty seldom resides in a breast that is not enriched with nobler virtues.
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    No one but a fool would measure their satisfaction by what the world thinks of it.
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    Our chief comforts often produce our greatest anxieties, and the increase in our possessions is but an inlet to new disquietudes.
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    Our greatest glory consists not in never failing but in rising every time we fall.
    Source: The Citizen of the World (1762) - door Lien Chi Altangi (Oliver Goldsmith)
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    Our pleasures are short, and can only charm at intervals; love is a method of protraction our greatest pleasure.
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    People seek within a short span of life to satisfy a thousand desires, each of which is insatiable.
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    People seldom improve when they have no other model, but themselves to copy after.
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    Persecution is a tribute the great must always pay for preeminence.
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    Pity and friendship are two passions incompatible with each other.
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