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
Contributed by: Zaady
And fools who came to scoff remain'd to pray.
Source: The Deserted Village
People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy after.
The bashful virgin's sidelong looks of love.
Silence gives consent.
Source: The Good-Natured Man. Act 2
In all the silent manliness of grief.
Thou source of all my bliss and all my woe, That found'st me poor at first, and keep'st me so.
By sports like these are all their cares beguil'd; The sports of children satisfy the child.
Source: The Traveller
On the stage he was natural, simple, affecting; 'T was only that when he was off he was acting.
When they talk'd of their Raphaels, Correggios, and stuff, He shifted his trumpet and only took snuff.
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