Oliver Goldsmith

1728 - 1774

A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith

Luke's iron crown, and Damien's bed of steel.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

Source: The Traveller

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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 cities, immortality, posterity, and sorrow

What cities, as great as this, have . . . promised themselves immortality! Posterity can hardly trace the situation of some. The sorrowful traveller wanders over the awful ruins of others. . . . Here stood their citadel, but now grown over with weeds; there their senate-house, but now the haunt of every noxious reptile; temples and theatres stood here, now only an undistinguished heap of ruins.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

Source: The Bee, No. 4

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A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith on guidance, hospitality, and loneliness

Turn, gentle Hermit of the Dale, And guide my lonely way To where yon taper cheers the vale With hospitable ray.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

Source: The Hermit

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A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith

Handsome is that handsome does.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

Source: .Vicar of Wakefield

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A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith on goodness, happiness, individuality, justice, and society

Whatever mitigates the woes, or increases the happiness of others, is a just criterion of goodness; and whatever injures society at large, or any individual in it, is a criterion of iniquity.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

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A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith on age and lovers

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The hawthorn bush, with seats beneath the shade, For talking age and whispering lovers made.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

Source: The Deserted Village

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