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#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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