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Oliver Goldsmith Quotes

(1728-1774), Anglo-Irish Author, Poet, Playwright

Crime generally punishes itself.

Category: Crime And Criminals

Write how you want, the critic shall show the world you could have written better.

Category: Critics And Criticism

People seek within a short span of life to satisfy a thousand desires, each of which is insatiable.

Category: Desire

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.

Category: Discretion

The doctor found, when she was dead, her last disorder mortal.

Category: Doctors

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

Category: Dress

Thou source of all my bliss and all my woe, that found me poor at first, and keep me so.

Category: Drugs

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

Category: Duty

People seldom improve when they have no other model, but themselves to copy after.

Category: Example

To aim at excellence, our reputation, and friends, and all must be ventured; to aim at the average we run no risk and provide little service.

Category: Excellence

Some faults are so closely allied to qualities that it is difficult to weed out the vice without eradicating the virtue.

Category: Faults

There are some faults so nearly allied to excellence that we can scarce weed out the vice without eradicating the virtue.

Category: Faults

No one but a fool would measure their satisfaction by what the world thinks of it.

Category: Fools And Foolishness

The company of fools may first make us smile, but in the end we always feel melancholy.

Category: Fools And Foolishness

Fortune is ever seen accompanying industry.

Category: Fortune