Oliver Goldsmith

1728 - 1774

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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A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith on children, good, and sharing

Even children follow'd with endearing wile, And pluck'd his gown, to share the good man's smile.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

Source: The Deserted Village

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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 disappointment and mind

As for disappointing them I should not so much mind; but I can't abide to disappoint myself.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

Source: She Stoops to Conquer

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A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith on boredom, certainty, day, disaster, faults, jokes, kindness, laughter, learning, and love

Well had the boding tremblers learn'd to trace The day's disasters in his morning face; Full well they laugh'd with counterfeited glee At all his jokes, for many a joke had he; Full well the busy whisper circling round Convey'd the dismal tidings when he frown'd. Yet was he kind, or if severe in aught, The love he bore to learning was in fault; The village all declar'd how much he knew, 'Twas certain he could write and cipher too.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

Source: The Deserted Village

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A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith on existence, observation, and spirituality

The premises being thus settled, I proceed to observe that the concatenation of self-existence, proceeding in a reciprocal duplicate ratio, naturally produces a problematical dialogism, which in some measure proves that the essence of spirituality may be referred to the second predicable.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

Source: Vicar of Wakefield

Contributed by: Zaady

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