Oliver Goldsmith

1728 - 1774

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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A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith on lies, patience, and sons

Embosom'd in the deep where Holland lies. Methinks her patient sons before me stand, Where the broad ocean leans against the land.

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 argument

His conduct still right, with his argument wrong.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

Source: Retaliation.

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A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith on conscience, cowardice, faults, justice, and strength

Conscience is a coward, and those faults it has not strength enough to prevent it seldom has justice enough to accuse.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

Source: The Vicar of Wakefield

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A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith on contentment, failure, freedom, honor, and wealth

Where wealth and freedom reign contentment fails, And honour sinks where commerce long prevails.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

Source: The Traveller

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