Oliver Goldsmith

1728 - 1774

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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A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith on love

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The bashful virgin's sidelong looks of love.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

Source: The Deserted Village

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A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith on silence

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Silence gives consent.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

Source: The Good-Natured Man. Act 2

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A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith on day

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A night-cap deck'd his brows instead of bay,- A cap by night, a stocking all the day.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

Source: Description of an Author's Bed-chamber.

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A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith on questions

Ask me no questions, and I 'll tell you no fibs.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

Source: She Stoops to Conquer

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A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith on flattery and men

A flattering painter, who made it his care To draw men as they ought to be, not as they are.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

Source: Retaliation

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A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith

Who pepper'd the highest was surest to please.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

Source: Retaliation

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A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith on perfection

The very pink of perfection.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

Source: She Stoops to Conquer

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A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith on learning, mankind, mind, niceness, persuasion, thought, universe, and wit

Who, born for the universe, narrow'd his mind, And to party gave up what was meant for mankind; Though fraught with all learning, yet straining his throat To persuade Tommy Townshend to lend him a vote. Who too deep for his hearers still went on refining, And thought of convincing while they thought of dining: Though equal to all things, for all things unfit; Too nice for a statesman, too proud for a wit.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

Source: Retaliation

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A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith

I'll be with you in the squeezing of a lemon.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

Source: She Stoops to Conquer

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