Oliver Goldsmith

1728 - 1774

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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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

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A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith on courage, faults, genius, heart, integrity, philosophy, understanding, and wit

Both wit and understanding are trifles without integrity. The ignorant peasant without fault is greater than the philosopher with many. What is genius or courage without a heart?

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

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