There are some faults so nearly allied to excellence that we can scarce weed out the vice without eradicating the virtue.
Quote by Oliver Goldsmith
Oliver Goldsmith Quotes
Of all kinds of ambition, that which pursues poetical fame is the wildest
All that a husband or wife really wants is to be pitied a little, praised...
Life is a journey that must be traveled no matter how bad the roads and...
I love everything that's old, - old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old...
Our greatest glory consists not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall
The best way to make your audience laugh is to start laughing yourself.
Where wealth accumulates, men decay.
Let schoolmasters puzzle their brain, With grammar, and nonsense, and learning, Good liquor, I stoutly...
Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall.
Our greatest glory consists not in never failing, but in rising every time we fall.
The first time I read an excellent work, it is to me just as if...
The hours we pass with happy prospects in view are more pleasing than those crowded...
The jests of the rich are ever successful.
They may talk of a comet, or a burning mountain, or some such bagatelle; but...
People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy.
The greatest object in the universe, says a certain philosopher, is a good man struggling...
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 after
The creative person is both more primitive and more cultivated, more destructive, a lot madder...
People are always good company when they are doing what they really enjoy.