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Oliver Goldsmith Quotes

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

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

Category: Popularity

The mind is ever ingenious in making its own distress.

Category: Psychology

A great source of calamity lies in regret and anticipation; therefore a person is wise who thinks of the present alone, regardless of the past or future.

Category: Regret

We had no revolutions to fear, nor fatigues to undergo; all our adventures were by the fireside, and all our migrations from the blue bed to the brown.

Category: Retirement

The jests of the rich are ever successful.

Category: Riches

Ridicule has always been the enemy of enthusiasm, and the only worthy opponent to ridicule is success.

Category: Ridicule

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!

Category: Romance And Romanticism

She who makes her husband and her children happy, who reclaims the one from vice, and trains up the other to virtue, is a much greater character than the ladies described in romance, whose whole occupation is to murder mankind with shafts from their quiver or their eyes.

Category: Romance And Romanticism

When lovely woman stoops to folly, and finds too late that men betray, what charm can soothe her melancholy, what art can wash her guilt away?

Category: Seduction

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.

Category: Taste

Well had the boding tremblers learned to trace the day's disasters in his morning face.

Category: Teachers And Teaching

Tenderness is a virtue.

Category: Tenderness

Those that think must govern those that toil.

Category: Thoughts And Thinking

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.

Category: Travel And Tourism

Life is a journey that must be traveled no matter how bad the roads and accommodations.

Category: Travel And Tourism