Oliver Goldsmith Quotes

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes: Blest be that spot, where cheerful guests retireTo pause from toil, and trim their evening fire;Blest that abode, where want and pain repair,And every stranger finds a ready chairBlest be those feasts with simple plenty crown'd,Where all the ruddy family aroundLaugh at the jest or pranks, that never fail,Or sigh with pity at some mournful tale,Or press the bashful stranger to his food,And learn the luxury of doing good.
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Oliver Goldsmith Quote: The youth who follows his appetites too soon seizes the cup, before it has received its best ingredients, and by anticipating his pleasures, robs the remaining parts of life of their share, so that his eagerness only produces manhood of imbecility and an age of pain.
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Quotes about Oliver Goldsmith: I have known a German Prince with more titles than subjects, and a Spanish nobleman with more names than shirts.
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Quote about Oliver Goldsmith: The soul may be compared to a field of battle, where the armies are ready every moment to encounter. Not a single vice but has a more powerful opponent, and not one virtue but may be overborne by a combination of vices.
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Oliver Goldsmith Sayings: Don't let us make imaginary evils, when you know we have so many real ones to encounter.
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Oliver Goldsmith Saying: Is it that Nature, attentive to the preservation of mankind, increases our wishes to live, while she lessens our enjoyments, and as she robs the senses of every pleasure, equips imag-ination in the spoil?
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Sayings about Oliver Goldsmith: Man little knows what calamities are beyond his patience to bear till he tries them; as in ascending the heights of ambition, which look bright from below, every step we rise shows us some new and gloomy prospect of hidden disappointment; so in our descent from the summits of pleasure, though the vale of misery below may appear, at first, dark and gloomy, yet the busy mind, still attentive to its own amusement, finds, as we descend, something to flatter and to please. Still as we approach, the darkest objects appear to brighten, and the mortal eye becomes adapted to its gloomy situation.
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Saying about Oliver Goldsmith: In all my wanderings round this world of care, In all my griefs-and God has given my share- I still had hopes my latest hours to crown, Amidst these humble bowers to lay me down.
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Oliver Goldsmith Quotes: Even children follow'd with endearing wile, And pluck'd his gown, to share the good man's smile.
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Oliver Goldsmith Quote: Whatever the skill of any country may be in the sciences, it is from its excellence in polite learning alone that it must expect a character from posterity.
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Quotes about Oliver Goldsmith: When any one of our relations was found to be a person of a very bad character, a troublesome guest, or one we desired to get rid of, upon his leaving my house I ever took care to lend him a riding-coat, or a pair of boots, or sometimes a horse of small value, and I always had the satisfaction of finding he never came back to return them.
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Quote about Oliver Goldsmith: Villainy, when detected, never gives up, but boldly adds impudence to imposture.
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Oliver Goldsmith Sayings: To the last moment of his breath, On hope the wretch relies; And even the pang preceding death Bids expectation rise.
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Oliver Goldsmith Saying: They please, are pleas'd, they give to get esteem Till, seeming blest, they grow to what they seem.
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Sayings about Oliver Goldsmith: Filial obedience is the first and greatest requisite of a state; by this we become good subjects to our emperors, capable of behaving with just subordination to our superiors, and grateful dependents on heaven; by this we become fonder of marriage, in order to be capable of exacting obedience from others in our turn; by this we become good magistrates, for early submission is the truest lesson to those who would learn to rule. By this the whole state may be said to resemble one family.
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Saying about Oliver Goldsmith: What real good does an addition to a fortune already sufficient procure? Not any. Could the great man, by having his fortune increased, increase also his appetites, then precedence might be attended with real amusement.
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Oliver Goldsmith Quotes: There is probably no country so barbarous that would not disclose all it knew, if it received equivalent information; and I am apt to think that a person who was ready to give more knowledge than he received would be welcome wherever he came.
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Oliver Goldsmith Quote: But me, not destined such delights to share,My prime of life in wandering spent and care;Impell'd, with steps unceasing, to pursueSome fleeting good, that mocks me with the viewThat, like the circle bounding earth and skies,Allures from far, yet, as I follow, flies;My fortune leads to traverse reams alone,And find no spot of all the world my own.
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