A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith on boldness, country, destruction, men, pride, and wealth

Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey, Where wealth accumulates, and men decay. Princes and lords may flourish or may fade,- A breath can make them, as a breath has made; But a bold peasantry, their country's pride, When once destroy'd, can never be supplied.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

Source: The Deserted Village

Contributed by: Zaady