Oliver Goldsmith

Oliver Goldsmith – Success consists of getting up…


“Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall.”
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Oliver Goldsmith – Pity and friendship are two…


“Pity and friendship are two passions incompatible with each other.”
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Oliver Goldsmith – The company of fools may…


“The company of fools may first make us smile, but in the end we always feel melancholy.”
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Oliver Goldsmith – As writers become more numerous…


“As writers become more numerous, it is natural for readers to become more indolent whence must necessarily arise a desire of attaining knowledge with the greatest possible ease.”
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Oliver Goldsmith – I chose my wife, as…


“I chose my wife, as she did her wedding gown, for qualities that would wear well.”
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Oliver Goldsmith – Hope is such a bait…


“Hope is such a bait, it covers any hook.”
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Oliver Goldsmith – Let schoolmasters puzzle their brain…


“Let schoolmasters puzzle their brain, With grammar, and nonsense, and learning, Good liquor, I stoutly maintain, Gives genius a better discerning.”
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Oliver Goldsmith – A man who leaves home…


“A man who leaves home to mend himself and others is a philosopher but he who goes from country to country, guided by the blind impulse of curiosity, is a vagabond.”
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Oliver Goldsmith – Romance and novel paint beauty…


“Romance and novel paint beauty in colors more charming than nature, and describe a happiness that humans never taste. How deceptive and destructive are those pictures of consummate bliss!”
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Oliver Goldsmith – Friendship is a disinterested commerce…


“Friendship is a disinterested commerce between equals love, an abject intercourse between tyrants and slaves.”
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