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Top 300 Oliver Goldsmith Quotes (2024 Update)

Oliver Goldsmith Quote: “In the end we only regret the chances we didn’t take.”
Oliver Goldsmith Quote: “Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall.”
Oliver Goldsmith Quote: “You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.”
Oliver Goldsmith Quote: “Life is a journey that must be traveled no matter how bad the roads and accommodations.”
Oliver Goldsmith Quote: “And still they gazed, and still the wonder grew, that one small head could carry all he knew.”
Oliver Goldsmith Quote: “I love everything that is old; old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wines.”
Oliver Goldsmith Quote: “Laws grind the poor, and rich men rule the law.”
Oliver Goldsmith Quote: “The first blow is half the battle.”
Oliver Goldsmith Quote: “Silence gives consent.”
Oliver Goldsmith Quote: “The loud laugh that spoke the vacant mind.”
Oliver Goldsmith Quote: “People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy.”
Oliver Goldsmith Quote: “Logicians have but ill defined As rational the human mind; Reason, they say, belongs to man, But let them prove it if they can.”
Oliver Goldsmith Quote: “The true use of speech is not so much to express our wants as to conceal them.”
Oliver Goldsmith Quote: “Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey, Where wealth accumulates, and men decay. Princes and lords may flourish or may fade,- A breath can make them, as a breath has made; But a bold peasantry, their country’s pride, When once destroy’d, can never be supplied.”
Oliver Goldsmith Quote: “A man he was to all the country dear, And passing rich with forty pounds a year.”
Oliver Goldsmith Quote: “The first time I read an excellent book, it is to me just as if I had gained a new friend. When I read a book over I have perused before, it resembles the meeting with an old one.”
Oliver Goldsmith Quote: “Let schoolmasters puzzle their brain, With grammar, and nonsense, and learning, Good liquor, I stoutly maintain, Gives genius a better discerning.”
Oliver Goldsmith Quote: “One man is born with a silver spoon in his mouth, and the other with a wooden ladle.”
Oliver Goldsmith Quote: “Wealth accumulates, and men decay.”
Oliver Goldsmith Quote: “As some tall cliff that lifts its awful form, Swells from the vale, and midway leaves the storm,- Though round its breast the rolling clouds are spread, Eternal sunshine settles on its head.”
Oliver Goldsmith Quote: “The more various our artificial necessities, the wider is our circle of pleasure; for all pleasure consists in obviating necessities as they rise; luxury, therefore, as it increases our wants, increases our capacity for happiness.”
Oliver Goldsmith Quote: “If we do not find happiness in the present moment, in what shall we find it?”
Oliver Goldsmith Quote: “The ambitious are forever followed by adulation for they receive the most pleasure from flattery.”
Oliver Goldsmith Quote: “The hours we pass with happy prospects in view are more pleasing than those crowded with fruition.”
Oliver Goldsmith Quote: “And what is friendship but a name, A charm that lulls to sleep, A shade that follows wealth or fame, And leaves the wretch to weep?”
Oliver Goldsmith Quote: “To husband out life’s taper at the close, And keep the flames from wasting by repose.”
Oliver Goldsmith Quote: “To make a fine gentleman, several trades are required, but chiefly a barber.”
Oliver Goldsmith Quote: “And fools who came to scoff remain’d to pray.”
Oliver Goldsmith Quote: “Aspiring beggary is wretchedness itself.”
Oliver Goldsmith Quote: “Hope is such a bait, it covers any hook.”
Oliver Goldsmith Quote: “Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey, Where wealth accumulates, and men decay.”
Oliver Goldsmith Quote: “He cast off his friends as a huntsman his pack, For he knew when he pleas’d he could whistle them back.”
Oliver Goldsmith Quote: “Age, that lessens the enjoyment of life, increases our desire of living.”
Oliver Goldsmith Quote: “The greatest object in the universe, says a certain philosopher, is a good man struggling with adversity; yet there is still a greater, which is the good man who comes to relieve it.”
Oliver Goldsmith Quote: “The hawthorn bush, with seats beneath the shade, For talking age and whispering lovers made.”
Oliver Goldsmith Quote: “Silence is become his mother tongue.”
Oliver Goldsmith Quote: “Sweet Auburn, loveliest village of the plain.”
Oliver Goldsmith Quote: “Good people all, with one accord, Lament for Madam Blaize, Who never wanted a good word From those who spoke her praise.”
Oliver Goldsmith Quote: “Prudery is ignorance.”
Oliver Goldsmith Quote: “The man recovered of the bite, The dog it was that died.”
Oliver Goldsmith Quote: “The mind is ever ingenious in making its own distress.”
Oliver Goldsmith Quote: “Whatever mitigates the woes, or increases the happiness of others, is a just criterion of goodness; and whatever injures society at large, or any individual in it, is a criterion of iniquity.”
Oliver Goldsmith Quote: “Little things are great to little men.”
Oliver Goldsmith Quote: “Pity and friendship are two passions incompatible with each other.”
Oliver Goldsmith Quote: “If you don’t ask me questions, I can’t give you an untrue answer.”
Oliver Goldsmith Quote: “Every absurdity has a champion to defend it.”
Oliver Goldsmith Quote: “Death when unmasked shows us a friendly face and is a terror only at a distance.”
Oliver Goldsmith Quote: “In my time, the follies of the town crept slowly among us, but now they travel faster than a stagecoach.”
Oliver Goldsmith Quote: “There is unspeakable pleasure attending the life of a voluntary student.”
Oliver Goldsmith Quote: “If one wishes to become rich they must appear rich.”
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