Oliver Goldsmith

1728 - 1774

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 bliss

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Thou source of all my bliss and all my woe, That found'st me poor at first, and keep'st me so.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

Source: The Deserted Village

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A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith on caring, children, and sports

By sports like these are all their cares beguil'd; The sports of children satisfy the child.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

Source: The Traveller

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A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith on acting and simplicity

On the stage he was natural, simple, affecting; 'T was only that when he was off he was acting.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

Source: Retaliation

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A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith

When they talk'd of their Raphaels, Correggios, and stuff, He shifted his trumpet and only took snuff.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

Source: Retaliation

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A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith on experience and justice

For just experience tells, in every soil, That those that think must govern those that toil.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

Source: The Traveller

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A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith

Through torrid tracts with fainting steps they go, Where wild Altama murmurs to their woe.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

Source: The Deserted Village

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A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith on laziness and melancholy

Remote, unfriended, melancholy, slow, Or by the lazy Scheld or wandering Po.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

Source: The Traveller

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A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith

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 improvement and people

People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy after.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

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