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.
Quote by Oliver Goldsmith
Oliver Goldsmith Quotes
Of all kinds of ambition, that which pursues poetical fame is the wildest
As writers become more numerous, it is natural for readers to become more indolent.
There are some faults so nearly allied to excellence that we can scarce weed out...
Could a man live by it, it were not unpleasant employment to be a poet.
With disadvantages enough to bring him to humility, a Scotsman is one of the proudest...
The greatest object in the universe, says a certain philosopher, is a good man struggling...
Let schoolmasters puzzle their brain, With grammar, and nonsense, and learning, Good liquor, I stoutly...
Surely the best way to meet the enemy is head on in the field and...
Write how you want, the critic shall show the world you could have written better.
Romance and novel paint beauty in colors more charming than nature, and describe a happiness...
Hope is such a bait, it covers any hook.
Conscience is a coward, and those faults it has not strength enough to prevent it...
Ask me no questions, and I'll tell you no lies.
Modesty seldom resides in a breast that is not enriched with nobler virtues.
If you were to make little fishes talk, they would talk like whales.
People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy.
I was ever of the opinion, that the honest man who married and brought up...
Our greatest glory consists not in never failing, but in rising every time we fall.
The jests of the rich are ever successful.
Girls like to be played with, and rumpled a little too, sometimes.