Oliver Goldsmith

1728 - 1774

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 mountains

So the loud torrent and the whirlwind's roar But bind him to his native mountains more.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

Source: The Traveller

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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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