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Oliver Goldsmith Quotes

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

Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey, where wealth accumulates, and men decay.

Category: Wealth

Truth from his lips prevailed with double sway, and fools, who came to scoff, remained to pray.

Category: Wisdom

Wisdom makes a slow defense against trouble, though a sure one in the end.

Category: Wisdom

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

Category: Wives

Like the bee, we should make our industry our amusement.

Category: Work

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

Category: Zeal