Romance and novel paint beauty in colors more charming than nature, and describe a happiness that humans never taste. How deceptive and destructive are those pictures of consummate bliss!
Quote by Oliver Goldsmith
Oliver Goldsmith Quotes
The greatest object in the universe, says a certain philosopher, is a good man struggling...
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
Pity and friendship are two passions incompatible with each other.
Our greatest glory consists not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall
The first time I read an excellent work, it is to me just as if...
Modesty seldom resides in a breast that is not enriched with nobler virtues.
Man wants but little here below, nor wants that little long.
When lovely woman stoops to folly, and finds too late that men betray, what charm...
People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy.
People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy after
They say women and music should never be dated.
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.
Honor sinks where commerce long prevails.
Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall.
Conscience is a coward, and those faults it has not strength enough to prevent it...
The best way to make your audience laugh is to start laughing yourself.
I do not love a man who is zealous for nothing
Zeal will do more than knowledge.
Zeal without knowledge is fire without light.