Oliver Goldsmith (Writer)

#17878 Oliver Goldsmith

A nightcap decked his brows instead of bay, A cap by night — a stocking all the day! .

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes about night
#17879 Oliver Goldsmith

Men may be very learned, and yet very miserable; it is easy to be a deep geometrician, or a sublime astronomer, but very difficult to be a good man. I esteem, therefore, the traveller who instructs the heart, but despise him who only indulges the imagination. 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 only a vagabond. .

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes about art
#17880 Oliver Goldsmith

Such dainties to them, their health it might hurt; It's like sending them ruffles, when wanting a shirt. .

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes about health
#17881 Oliver Goldsmith

There is no arguing with Johnson: for if his pistol misses fire, he knocks you down with the butt end of it. .

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes about fire
#17882 Oliver Goldsmith

[To Mr. Johnson] If you were to make little fishes talk, they would talk like whales. .

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes about you
#17883 Oliver Goldsmith

You may all go to pot. .

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes about you
#17884 Oliver Goldsmith

For he who fights and runs away May live to fight another day; But he who is in battle slain Can never rise and fight again. .

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes about live
#17885 Oliver Goldsmith

One writer, for instance, excels at a plan or a title page, another works away at the body of the book, and a third is a dab at an index. .

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes about work
#17886 Oliver Goldsmith

The true use of speech is not so much to express our wants as to conceal them. .

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes about true
#17887 Oliver Goldsmith

As writers become more numerous, it is natural for readers to become more indolent. .

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes about writers
#17888 Oliver Goldsmith

Good people all, with one acord, Lament for Madame Blaize, Who never wanted a good word — From those who spoke her praise. .

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes about people
#17889 Oliver Goldsmith

The king himself has followed her When she has walk'd before. .

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes about self
#17890 Oliver Goldsmith

As aromatic plants bestow No spicy fragrance while they grow; But crush'd or trodden to the ground, Diffuse their balmy sweets around. .

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes about sweet
#17891 Oliver Goldsmith

That strain once more; it bids remembrance rise. .

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes about rain
#17892 Oliver Goldsmith

O Memory! thou fond deceiver. .

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes about memory
#17893 Oliver Goldsmith

To the last moment of his breath On hope the wretch relies; And e'en the pang preceding death Bids expectation rise. .

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes about hope
#17894 Oliver Goldsmith

Hope, like the gleaming taper's light, Adorns and cheers our way; And still, as darker grows the night, Emits a brighter ray. .

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes about light
#17895 Oliver Goldsmith

Remote, unfriended, melancholy, slow, Or by the lazy Scheldt, or wandering Po. .

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes about friend
#17896 Oliver Goldsmith

Where'er I roam, whatever realms I see, My heart untraveled fondly turns to thee; Still to my brother turns with ceaseless pain, And drags at each remove a lengthening chain. .

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes about art
#17897 Oliver Goldsmith

And learn the luxury of doing good. .

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes about good
#17898 Oliver Goldsmith

Some fleeting good, that mocks me with the view. .

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes about good
#17899 Oliver Goldsmith

These little things are great to little man. .

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes about man
#17900 Oliver Goldsmith

Creation's heir, the world, the world is mine! .

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes about world
#17901 Oliver Goldsmith

Such is the patriot's boast, where'er we roam, His first, best country ever is, at home. .

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes about home
#17902 Oliver Goldsmith

Where wealth and freedom reign contentment fails, And honor sinks where commerce long prevails. .

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes about freedom
#17903 Oliver Goldsmith

Man seems the only growth that dwindles here. .

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes about growth
#17904 Oliver Goldsmith

The canvas glow'd beyond ev'n Nature warm, The pregnant quarry teem'd with human form. .

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes about war
#17905 Oliver Goldsmith

By sports like these are all their cares beguil'd; The sports of children satisfy the child. .

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes about children
#17906 Oliver Goldsmith

But winter lingering chills the lap of May. .

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes about winter
#17907 Oliver Goldsmith

Cheerful at morn, he wakes from short repose, Breasts the keen air, and carols as he goes. .

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#17908 Oliver Goldsmith

So the loud torrent and the whirlwind's roar But bind him to his native mountains more. .

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes about win
#17909 Oliver Goldsmith

Unknown those powers that raise the soul to flame, Catch every nerve, and vibrate through the frame. Their level life is but a mouldering fire, Unquenched by want, unfanned by strong desire. .

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes about life
#17910 Oliver Goldsmith

Alike all ages. Dames of ancient days Have led their children through the mirthful maze, And the gay grandsire, skill'd in gestic lore, Has frisk'd beneath the burden of threescore. .

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes about children
#17911 Oliver Goldsmith

They please, are pleased, they give to get esteem, Till, seeming blest, they grow to what they seem. .

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#17912 Oliver Goldsmith

To men of other minds my fancy flies, Embosomed in the deep where Holland lies. Methinks her patient sons before me stand, Where the broad ocean leans against the land. .

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes about mind
#17913 Oliver Goldsmith

Pride in their port, defiance in their eye, I see the lords of humankind pass by. .

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes about man
#17914 Oliver Goldsmith

The land of scholars and the nurse of arms. .

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#17915 Oliver Goldsmith

For just experience tells; in every soil, That those that think must govern those that toil. .

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes about experience
#17916 Oliver Goldsmith

Laws grind the poor, and rich men rule the law. .

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes about men
#17917 Oliver Goldsmith

Forc'd from their homes, a melancholy train, To traverse climes beyond the western main; Where wild Oswego spreads her swamps around, And Niagara stuns with thundering sound. .

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes about home
#17918 Oliver Goldsmith

Vain, very vain, my weary search to find That bliss which only centers in the mind. .

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes about mind
#17919 Oliver Goldsmith

Luke's iron crown, and Damien's bed of steel. .

Oliver Goldsmith
#17920 Oliver Goldsmith

A book may be very amusing with numerous errors, or it may be very dull without a single absurdity. .

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes about book
#17921 Oliver Goldsmith

I was ever of the opinion that the honest man who married and brought up a large family, did more service than he who continued single, and only talked of population. .

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes about family
#17922 Oliver Goldsmith

I...chose a wife, as she did her wedding gown, not for a fine glossy surface, but such qualities as would wear well. .

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes about loss
#17923 Oliver Goldsmith

We sometimes had those little rubs which Providence sends to enhance the value of its favors. .

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes about time
#17924 Oliver Goldsmith

Handsome is that handsome does. .

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#17925 Oliver Goldsmith

Let us draw upon Content for the deficiencies of fortune. .

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#17926 Oliver Goldsmith

That virtue which requires to be ever guarded is scarce worth the sentinel. .

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes about virtue
#17927 Oliver Goldsmith

The premises being thus settled, I proceed to observe that the concatenation of self-existence, proceeding in a reciprocal duplicate ratio, naturally produces a problematical dialogism, which in some measure proves that the essence of spirituality may be referred to the second predicable. .

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes about spirituality

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