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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    The jests of the rich are ever successful.
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    The life of man is a journey; a journey that must be traveled, however bad the roads or the accommodation.
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    The loud laugh that spoke the vacant mind.
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    The malicious sneer is improperly called laughter.
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    The mind is ever ingenious in making its own distress.
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    The true use of speech is not so much to express our wants as to conceal them.
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    There are some faults so nearly allied to excellence that we can scarce weed out the vice without eradicating the virtue.
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    There is no arguing with him, for if his pistol misses fire, he knocks you down with the butt end of it.
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    There is nothing so absurd or ridiculous that has not at some time been said by some philosopher. Fontenelle says he would undertake to persuade the whole public of readers to believe that the sun was neither the cause of light or heat, if he could only get six philosophers on his side.
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    Those that think must govern those that toil.
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    Truth from his lips prevailed with double sway, and fools, who came to scoff, remained to pray.
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    Unequal combinations are always disadvantageous to the weaker side.
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    Vain, very vain is my search to find; that happiness which only centers in the mind.
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    We had no revolutions to fear, nor fatigues to undergo; all our adventures were by the fireside, and all our migrations from the blue bed to the brown.
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    Well had the boding tremblers learned to trace the day's disasters in his morning face.
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