Man wants but little here below, nor wants that little long.
Quote by Oliver Goldsmith
Oliver Goldsmith Quotes
People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy.
Honor sinks where commerce long prevails.
Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall.
They may talk of a comet, or a burning mountain, or some such bagatelle; but...
Of all kinds of ambition, that which pursues poetical fame is the wildest
A great source of calamity lies in regret and anticipation; therefore a person is wise...
He who seeks for applause only from without has all his happiness in another's keeping.
Girls like to be played with, and rumpled a little too, sometimes.
I do not love a man who is zealous for nothing
The greatest object in the universe, says a certain philosopher, is a good man struggling...
The first time I read an excellent work, it is to me just as if...
When lovely woman stoops to folly, and finds too late that men betray, what charm...
Modesty seldom resides in a breast that is not enriched with nobler virtues.
People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy after
The best way to make your audience laugh is to start laughing yourself.
She who makes her husband and her children happy, who reclaims the one from vice,...
Aromatic plants bestow no spicy fragrance while they grow; but crush'd or trodden to the...
Honour sinks where commerce long prevails.
Not just in commerce but in the world of ideas too our age is putting...
Commerce is of trivial import; love, faith, truth of character, the aspiration of man, these...