Oliver Goldsmith

1728 - 1774

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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A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith on country

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A man he was to all the country dear, And passing rich with forty pounds a year.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

Source: The Deserted Village

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A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith on men

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Measures, not men, have always been my mark.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

Source: The Good-Natured Man

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A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith on doubt, faults, pleasure, reason, and wisdom

Who mix'd reason with pleasure, and wisdom with mirth: If he had any faults, he has left us in doubt.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

Source: Retaliation

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A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith on modesty

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Her modest looks the cottage might adorn, Sweet as the primrose peeps beneath the thorn.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

Source: The Deserted Village

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A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith on brothers, heart, and pain

Where'er I roam, whatever realms to see, My heart untravell'd fondly turns to thee; Still to my brother turns with ceaseless pain, And drags at each remove a lengthening chain.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

Source: The Traveller

Contributed by: Zaady

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