Where wealth accumulates, men decay.
Quote by Oliver Goldsmith
Oliver Goldsmith Quotes
Modesty seldom resides in a breast that is not enriched with nobler virtues.
Pity and friendship are two passions incompatible with each other.
I chose my wife, as she did her wedding gown, for qualities that would wear...
Silence is become his mother tongue.
How happy he who crowns in shades like these, A youth of labour with an...
The malicious sneer is improperly called laughter.
Man wants but little here below, nor wants that little long.
Fortune is ever seen accompanying industry
Write how you want, the critic shall show the world you could have written better.
Surely the best way to meet the enemy is head on in the field and...
Romance and novel paint beauty in colors more charming than nature, and describe a happiness...
To the last moment of his breath, On hope the wretch relies; And even the...
Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall.
Our greatest glory consists not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall
People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy.
They may talk of a comet, or a burning mountain, or some such bagatelle; but...
Laws grind the poor, and rich men rule the law
Of all kinds of ambition, that which pursues poetical fame is the wildest
Ambition is an idol, on whose wings great minds are carried only to extreme; to...
I'm hopeful. I know there is a lot of ambition in Washington, obviously. But I...