The greatest object in the universe, says a certain philosopher, is a good man struggling with adversity; yet there is a still greater, which is the good man that comes to relieve it
Quote by Oliver Goldsmith
Write how you want, the critic shall show the world you could have written better.
On the stage he was natural, simple, affecting, 'Twas only when he was off, he...
Modesty seldom resides in a breast that is not enriched with nobler virtues.
To the last moment of his breath, On hope the wretch relies; And even the...
Every absurdity has a champion to defend it.
The best way to make your audience laugh is to start laughing yourself.
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...
All that a husband or wife really wants is to be pitied a little, praised...
The company of fools may first make us smile, but in the end we always...
The first time I read an excellent work, it is to me just as if...
Silence is become his mother tongue.
I was ever of the opinion, that the honest man who married and brought up...
Pity and friendship are two passions incompatible with each other.
The true use of speech is not so much to express our wants as to...
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
I love everything that's old, - old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old...
Where wealth accumulates, men decay.
With disadvantages enough to bring him to humility, a Scotsman is one of the proudest...
I chose my wife, as she did her wedding gown, for qualities that would wear...