162 Total Quotes

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes

Oliver Goldsmith
The best way to make your audience laugh is to start laughing yourself.
Oliver Goldsmith
#Irish Poet #Audience

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
#Irish Poet #Charm

Oliver Goldsmith
Pity and friendship are two passions incompatible with each other.
Oliver Goldsmith
#Irish Poet #Advice

Oliver Goldsmith
For just experience tells, in every soil, That those who think must govern those who toil
Oliver Goldsmith
#Experience

Oliver Goldsmith
Those that think must govern those that toil.
Oliver Goldsmith
#Thoughts And Thinking

Oliver Goldsmith
Subtlety may deceive you; integrity never will.
Oliver Goldsmith
#Ethics #English Soldier

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

Oliver Goldsmith
Modesty seldom resides in a breast that is not enriched with nobler virtues.
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#Irish Poet #Breast

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
#Irish Poet #Beauty

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
#Irish Poet #Anticipation

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
#Manners #Fools And Foolishness

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

Oliver Goldsmith
I have known a German Prince with more titles than subjects, and a Spanish nobleman with more names than shirts.
Oliver Goldsmith
#Aristocracy

Oliver Goldsmith
You, that are going to be married, think things can never be done too fast: but we that are old, and know what we are about, must elope methodically, madam.
Oliver Goldsmith
#Marriage

Oliver Goldsmith
Aromatic plants bestow no spicy fragrance while they grow; but crush'd or trodden to the ground, diffuse their balmy sweets around.
Oliver Goldsmith
#Adversity

Oliver Goldsmith
The greatest object in the universe, says a certain philosopher, is a good man struggling with adversity; yet there is a still greater, which is the good man that comes to relieve it
Oliver Goldsmith
#Adversity

Oliver Goldsmith
Hope is such a bait, it covers any hook.
Oliver Goldsmith
#Irish Poet

Oliver Goldsmith
I find you want me to furnish you with argument and intellects too.
Oliver Goldsmith
#Argument

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

Oliver Goldsmith
Hope, like the gleaming taper's light, adorns and cheers our way; and still, as darker grows the night, emits a brighter ray.
Oliver Goldsmith
#Hope

Oliver Goldsmith
And fools, who came to scoff, remained to pray.
Oliver Goldsmith
#Fools And Foolishness