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
Contributed by: Zaady
Handsome is that handsome does.
Source: .Vicar of Wakefield
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.
The hawthorn bush, with seats beneath the shade, For talking age and whispering lovers made.
Source: The Deserted Village
Embosom'd in the deep where Holland lies. Methinks her patient sons before me stand, Where the broad ocean leans against the land.
Source: The Traveller
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.
Our greatest glory consists not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
His conduct still right, with his argument wrong.
Conscience is a coward, and those faults it has not strength enough to prevent it seldom has justice enough to accuse.
Source: The Vicar of Wakefield
Where wealth and freedom reign contentment fails, And honour sinks where commerce long prevails.
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