Oliver Goldsmith

1728 - 1774

A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith on fashion, heart, and joy

And e'en while fashion's brightest arts decoy, The heart distrusting asks if this be joy.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

Source: The Deserted Village

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A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith on clothes, day, friendship, heart, and kindness

A kind and gentle heart he had, To comfort friends and foes; The naked every day he clad When he put on his clothes.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

Source: Elegy on the Death of a Mad Dog

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A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith

The king himself has followed her When she has walk'd before.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

Source: Elegy on Mrs. Mary Blaize

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A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith on good, people, and praise

Good people all, with one accord, Lament for Madam Blaize, Who never wanted a good word From those who spoke her praise.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

Source: Elegy on Mrs. Mary Blaize

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A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith on laws and men

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Laws grind the poor, and rich men rule the law.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

Source: The Traveller

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A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith on beginning, charity, faults, merit, pity, pride, and virtue

Careless their merits or their faults to scan, His pity gave ere charity began. Thus to relieve the wretched was his pride, And even his failings lean'd to Virtue's side.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

Source: The Deserted Village

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A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith on glory and time

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Our greatest glory consists not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

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A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith on good

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Some fleeting good, that mocks me with the view.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

Source: The Traveller

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A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith on friendship

He cast off his friends as a huntsman his pack, For he knew when he pleas'd he could whistle them back.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

Source: Retaliation

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A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith on time

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The genteel thing is the genteel thing any time, if as be that a gentleman bees in a concatenation accordingly.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

Source: She Stoops to Conquer

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