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Oliver Goldsmith QUOTES / QUOTATIONS
A great source of calamity lies in regret and anticipation; therefore a person is wise who thinks of the present alone, regardless of the past or future.
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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 a vagabond.
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All that a husband or wife really wants is to be pitied a little, praised a little, and appreciated a little.
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As writers become more numerous, it is natural for readers to become more indolent; whence must necessarily arise a desire of attaining knowledge with the greatest possible ease.
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Be not affronted at a joke. If one throw salt at thee, thou wilt receive no harm, unless thou art raw.
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Ceremonies are different in every country, but true politeness is everywhere the same.
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Conscience is a coward, and those faults it has not strength enough to prevent it seldom has justice enough to accuse.
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Could a man live by it, it were not unpleasant employment to be a poet.
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Every absurdity has a champion to defend it.
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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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Honour sinks where commerce long prevails.
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Hope is such a bait, it covers any hook.
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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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I chose my wife, as she did her wedding gown, for qualities that would wear well.
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I do not love a man who is zealous for nothing.
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I love everything that's old, - old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wine.
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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.
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If you were to make little fishes talk, they would talk like whales.
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Law grinds the poor, and rich men rule the law.
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Let schoolmasters puzzle their brain, With grammar, and nonsense, and learning, Good liquor, I stoutly maintain, Gives genius a better discerning.
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Life is a journey that must be traveled no matter how bad the roads and accommodations.
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Man wants but little here below, nor wants that little long.
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Modesty seldom resides in a breast that is not enriched with nobler virtues.
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On the stage he was natural, simple, affecting, 'Twas only when he was off, he was acting.
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Our greatest glory consists not in never failing, but in rising every time we fall.
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Our greatest glory consists not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
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People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy after.
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People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy.
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Pity and friendship are two passions incompatible with each other.
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Romance and novel paint beauty in colors more charming than nature, and describe a happiness that humans never taste. How deceptive and destructive are those pictures of consummate bliss!
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Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall.
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Surely the best way to meet the enemy is head on in the field and not wait till they plunder our very homes.
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Tenderness is a virtue.
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The best way to make your audience laugh is to start laughing yourself.
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The company of fools may first make us smile, but in the end we always feel melancholy.
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The hours we pass with happy prospects in view are more pleasing than those crowded with fruition.
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The jests of the rich are ever successful.
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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 Johnson; for when his pistol misses fire, he knocks you down with the butt end of it.
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They say women and music should never be dated.
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When lovely woman stoops to folly, and finds too late that men betray, what charm can soothe her melancholy, what art can wash her guilt away?
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Where wealth accumulates, men decay.
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With disadvantages enough to bring him to humility, a Scotsman is one of the proudest things alive.
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Write how you want, the critic shall show the world you could have written better.
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You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
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