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Oliver Goldsmith Quotes and Sayings

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Where wealth accumulates, men decay.
- Oliver Goldsmith

The best way to make your audience laugh is to start laughing yourself.
- Oliver Goldsmith

With disadvantages enough to bring him to humility,
a Scotsman is one of the proudest things alive.
- Oliver Goldsmith

Law grinds the poor, and rich men rule the law.
- 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

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

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

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They say women and music should never be dated.
- Oliver Goldsmith

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 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.
- Oliver Goldsmith

Our greatest glory consists not in never failing,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Oliver Goldsmith

I love everything that's old, - old friends,
old times, old manners, old books, old wine.
- Oliver Goldsmith

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?
- Oliver Goldsmith

Honour sinks where commerce long prevails.
- Oliver Goldsmith

Could a man live by it, it were not unpleasant employment to be a poet.
- Oliver Goldsmith

You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
- Oliver Goldsmith

People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy.
- Oliver Goldsmith

I was ever of the opinion, that the honest man who
married and brought up a large family,
did more service than he who continued single,
and only talked of population.
- Oliver Goldsmith

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

If you were to make little fishes talk,
they would talk like whales.
- Oliver Goldsmith

I chose my wife, as she did her wedding gown,
for qualities that would wear well.
- Oliver Goldsmith

The hours we pass with happy prospects in view are
more pleasing than those crowded with fruition.
- Oliver Goldsmith

All that a husband or wife really wants is to be pitied a little,
praised a little, and appreciated a little.
- Oliver Goldsmith

Every absurdity has a champion to defend it.
- Oliver Goldsmith

Surely the best way to meet the enemy is head on in
the field and not wait till they plunder our very homes.
- Oliver Goldsmith

The jests of the rich are ever successful.
- Oliver Goldsmith

On the stage he was natural, simple,
affecting,
'Twas only when he was off, he was acting.
- Oliver Goldsmith

Hope is such a bait, it covers any hook.
- Oliver Goldsmith

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

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

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

Tenderness is a virtue.
- Oliver Goldsmith

Modesty seldom resides in a breast that is not enriched with nobler virtues.
- Oliver Goldsmith

Pity and friendship are two passions incompatible with each other.
- Oliver Goldsmith

Let schoolmasters puzzle their brain,
With grammar, and nonsense, and learning,
Good liquor, I stoutly maintain, Gives genius a better discerning.
- Oliver Goldsmith

Be not affronted at a joke.
If one throw salt at thee, thou wilt receive no harm,
unless thou art raw.
- Oliver Goldsmith

Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall.
- Oliver Goldsmith

Conscience is a coward, and those faults it has not
strength enough to prevent it seldom has justice enough to accuse.
- Oliver Goldsmith

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

Man wants but little here below, nor wants that little long.
- Oliver Goldsmith

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!
- Oliver Goldsmith

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Where there's a will, there's a way.
- old English proverb

The jump is so frightening
between where I am,
and where I want to be.
Because of all I may become,
I will close my eyes and leap.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Where there is great love,
there are always miracles.
- Willa Cather

Where There is Love,
Nothing is Missing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

Find a place inside where there's joy,
and the joy will burn out the pain.
- Joseph Campbell

Where there is no accusation of "fault,"
there can be no anger.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Remember, no matter where you go, there you are.
- Confucius

Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge.
- Leonardo da Vinci

To live is to choose. But to choose well,
you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Joy blooms where minds and hearts are open.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach

The ache for home lives in all of us,
the safe place where we can
go as we are and not be questioned.
- Maya Angelou

What we call the beginning is often the end.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.
The end is where we start from.
- T. S. Eliot

There is no limit to what a man can do
or where he can go,
if he doesn't mind who gets the credit.
- Robert Woodruff

It is by going down into the abyss
that we recover the treasures of life.
Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.
- Joseph Campbell

Where There is Love, Nothing is Missing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You know that place between sleeping and awake,
that place where you can still remember dreaming?
That's where I'll always think of you.
- James M. Barrie

Compassion blooms where there is no expectation.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Society is a masked ball,
where every one hides his real character,
and reveals it by hiding.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Where there is charity and wisdom,
there is neither fear nor ignorance.
- St. Francis of Assisi

The journey between what you once were
and who you are now becoming
is where the dance of Life really takes place.
- Barbara De Angelis

Where are you going? Where does your path lead?
You can never know the future, yet wandering aimlessly
is unlikely to be the source of a fulfilling life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You got to be careful if you
don't know where you're going,
because you might not get there.
- Yogi Berra

I want it said of me by those who knew me best,
that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower
where I thought a flower would grow.
- Abraham Lincoln


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