A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith on learning, mankind, mind, niceness, persuasion, thought, universe, and wit

Who, born for the universe, narrow'd his mind, And to party gave up what was meant for mankind; Though fraught with all learning, yet straining his throat To persuade Tommy Townshend to lend him a vote. Who too deep for his hearers still went on refining, And thought of convincing while they thought of dining: Though equal to all things, for all things unfit; Too nice for a statesman, too proud for a wit.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

Source: Retaliation

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