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Oliver Goldsmith
Honour sinks where commerce long prevails.
Oliver Goldsmith
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Oliver Goldsmith
On the stage he was natural, simple, affecting, 'Twas only when he was off, he was acting.
Oliver Goldsmith
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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
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Oliver Goldsmith
Man wants but little here below, nor wants that little long.
Oliver Goldsmith
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What appears in newspapers is often new but seldom true.
Patrick Kavanagh
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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
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Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power.
Lao-Tzu
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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
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Oliver Goldsmith
I chose my wife, as she did her wedding gown, for qualities that would wear well.
Oliver Goldsmith
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William Butler Yeats
To be born woman is to know -- although they do not speak of it at school -- women must labor to be beautiful.
William Butler Yeats
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Lao Tzu
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength; loving someone deeply gives you courage.
Lao Tzu
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Study until twenty-five, investigation until forty, profession until sixty, at which age I would have him retired on a double allowance.
Thomas Moore
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The heart that has truly loved never forgets But as truly loves on to the close.
Thomas Moore
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William Butler Yeats
All empty souls tend toward extreme opinions.
William Butler Yeats
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William Butler Yeats
An aged man is but a paltry thing, a tattered coat upon a stick, unless soul clap its hands and sing, and louder sing for every tatter in its mortal dress.
William Butler Yeats
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William Butler Yeats
Be secret and exult, Because of all things known That is most difficult.
William Butler Yeats
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William Butler Yeats
But was there ever dog that praised his fleas?
William Butler Yeats
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William Butler Yeats
Cast your mind on other days that we in coming days may be still the indomitable Irishry.
William Butler Yeats
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William Butler Yeats
Choose your companions from the best; Who draws a bucket with the rest soon topples down the hill.
William Butler Yeats
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William Butler Yeats
I am still of opinion that only two topics can be of the least interest to a serious and studious mood - sex and the dead.
William Butler Yeats
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William Butler Yeats
I heard the old, old, men say 'all that's beautiful drifts away, like the waters.'
William Butler Yeats
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William Butler Yeats
I know that I shall meet my fate somewhere among the clouds above; those that I fight I do not hate, those that I guard I do not love.
William Butler Yeats
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William Butler Yeats
Man can embody truth but he cannot know it.
William Butler Yeats
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William Butler Yeats
Nor dread nor hope attend a dying animal; a man awaits his end dreading and hoping all.
William Butler Yeats
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William Butler Yeats
Once you attempt legislation upon religious grounds, you open the way for every kind of intolerance and religious persecution.
William Butler Yeats
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William Butler Yeats
Out of Ireland have we come, great hatred, little room, maimed us at the start. I carry from my mother's womb a fanatic heart.
William Butler Yeats
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William Butler Yeats
The innocent and the beautiful have no enemy but time.
William Butler Yeats
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William Butler Yeats
This melancholy London - I sometimes imagine that the souls of the lost are compelled to walk through its streets perpetually. One feels them passing like a whiff of air.
William Butler Yeats
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William Butler Yeats
Wine comes in at the mouth And love comes in at the eye; That's all we shall know for truth Before we grow old and die.
William Butler Yeats
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Oliver Goldsmith
Could a man live by it, it were not unpleasant employment to be a poet.
Oliver Goldsmith
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