Let schoolmasters puzzle their brain, With grammar, and nonsense, and learning, Good liquor, I stoutly maintain, Gives genius a better discerning.
Quote by Oliver Goldsmith
Oliver Goldsmith Quotes
She who makes her husband and her children happy, who reclaims the one from vice,...
Where wealth accumulates, men decay.
For just experience tells, in every soil, That those who think must govern those who...
The best way to make your audience laugh is to start laughing yourself.
I do not love a man who is zealous for nothing
Friendship is a disinterested commerce between equals; love, an abject intercourse between tyrants and slaves.
Aromatic plants bestow no spicy fragrance while they grow; but crush'd or trodden to the...
The hours we pass with happy prospects in view are more pleasing than those crowded...
Ask me no questions, and I'll tell you no lies.
Ceremonies are different in every country, but true politeness is everywhere the same.
On the stage he was natural, simple, affecting, 'Twas only when he was off, he...
They say women and music should never be dated.
Write how you want, the critic shall show the world you could have written better.
Conscience is a coward, and those faults it has not strength enough to prevent it...
A great source of calamity lies in regret and anticipation; therefore a person is wise...
Of all kinds of ambition, that which pursues poetical fame is the wildest
People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy.
The first time I read an excellent work, it is to me just as if...
Books didn't figure in my family very much. . . . However, my grandmother's attic...
In books, the proportion of exceptional to commonplace people is very high; in reality, very...
We read to know we are not alone.
I always arrive late at the office, but I make up for it by leaving...