Oliver Goldsmith

1728 - 1774

A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith

They please, are pleas'd; they give to get esteem, Till seeming blest, they grow to what they seem.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

Source: The Traveller

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A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith

But winter lingering chills the lap of May.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

Source: The Traveller

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A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith on melancholy

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 (1728 - 1774)

Source: The Traveller

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A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith on providence and value

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

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

Source: Vicar of Wakefield

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A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith on truth

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Truth from his lips prevail'd with double sway, And fools who came to scoff, remain'd to pray.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

Source: The Deserted Village

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A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith on speech

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

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

Source: The Bee, No. 3

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A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith on bliss and mind

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

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

Source: The Traveller

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A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith

Where village statesmen talk'd with looks profound, And news much older than their ale went round.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

Source: The Deserted Village

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A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith on virtue

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We seldom speak of the virtue which we have, but much oftener of that which we lack.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

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A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith

Man wants but little here below, Nor wants that little long.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

Source: Hermit

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