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
I was ever of the opinion, that the honest man who married and brought up...
Hope is such a bait, it covers any hook.
I chose my wife, as she did her wedding gown, for qualities that would wear...
Conscience is a coward, and those faults it has not strength enough to prevent it...
Could a man live by it, it were not unpleasant employment to be a poet.
Man wants but little here below, nor wants that little long.
Honour sinks where commerce long prevails.
Be not affronted at a joke. If one throw salt at thee, thou wilt receive...
Modesty seldom resides in a breast that is not enriched with nobler virtues.
All that a husband or wife really wants is to be pitied a little, praised...
Law grinds the poor, and rich men rule the law.
Our greatest glory consists not in never failing, but in rising every time we fall.
People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy after
A great source of calamity lies in regret and anticipation; therefore a person is wise...
The hours we pass with happy prospects in view are more pleasing than those crowded...
Silence is become his mother tongue.
Laws grind the poor, and rich men rule the law
He who seeks for applause only from without has all his happiness in another's keeping.
You can enjoy encouragement coming from outside, but you cannot need for it to come...
At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another...