The best Quotations


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.
- Oliver Goldsmith

A modest woman, dressed out in all her finery, is the most tremendous object of the whole creation.
- Oliver Goldsmith

A traveler of taste will notice that the wise are polite all over the world, but the fool only at home.
- Oliver Goldsmith

And still they gazed, and still the wonder grew, that one small head could carry all he knew.
- Oliver Goldsmith

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.
- Oliver Goldsmith

As writers become more numerous, it is riatural for readers to become more indolent.
- Oliver Goldsmith

But in his duty prompt at every call, he watched and wept, he prayed and felt for all.
- Oliver Goldsmith

Ceremonies are different in every country, but true politeness is everywhere the same.
- Oliver Goldsmith

Crime generally punishes itself.
- Oliver Goldsmith

Don't let us make imaginary evils, when you know we have so many real ones to encounter.
- Oliver Goldsmith

Every absurdity has a champion to defend it; for error is always talkative.
- Oliver Goldsmith

Fear guides more than gratitude.
- Oliver Goldsmith

For he that fights and runs away, may live to fight another day, but he, who is in battle slain, can never rise and fight again.
- Oliver Goldsmith

Fortune is ever seen accompanying industry.
- Oliver Goldsmith

Friendship is a disinterested commerce between equals; love, an abject intercourse between tyrants and slaves.
- Oliver Goldsmith

Girls like to be played with, and rumpled a little too, sometimes.
- Oliver Goldsmith

Good counsel rejected returns to enrich the givers bosom.
- Oliver Goldsmith

He cast off his friends as a huntsman his pack, for he knew when he pleased he could whistle them back.
- Oliver Goldsmith

Honor sinks where commerce long prevails.
- Oliver Goldsmith

I can't say whether we had more wit among us now than usual, but i am certain we had more laughing, which answered the end as well.
- Oliver Goldsmith

I do not love a man who is zealous for nothing.
- Oliver Goldsmith

I have known a german prince with more titles than subjects, and a spanish nobleman with more names than shirts.
- Oliver Goldsmith

I love everything that's old: old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wines; and, i believe, dorothy, you'll own i have been pretty fond of an old wife.
- Oliver Goldsmith

I... chose my wife as she did her wedding-gown, not for a fine glossy surface, but such qualities as would wear well.
- Oliver Goldsmith

If frugality were established in the state, and if our expenses were laid out to meet needs rather than superfluities of life, there might be fewer wants, and even fewer pleasures, but infinitely more happiness.
- Oliver Goldsmith


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