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  1. Life is a journey that must be traveled no matter how bad the roads and accommodations.


  2. Vain, very vain is my search to find; that happiness which only centers in the mind.


  3. People seldom improve when they have no other model, but themselves to copy after.


  4. Law grinds the poor, and rich men rule the law.




  5. Good counsel rejected returns to enrich the givers bosom.


  6. If one wishes to become rich they must appear rich.


  7. No one but a fool would measure their satisfaction by what the world thinks of it.


  8. Tenderness is a virtue.


  9. The heart of every man lies open to the shafts of correction if the archer can take proper aim.


  10. The mind is ever ingenious in making its own distress.


  11. Ridicule has always been the enemy of enthusiasm, and the only worthy opponent to ridicule is success.


  12. Don't let us make imaginary evils, when you know we have so many real ones to encounter.


  13. Ceremonies are different in every country, but true politeness is everywhere the same.


  14. The life of man is a journey; a journey that must be traveled, however bad the roads or the accommodation.


  15. The best way to make your audience laugh is to start laughing yourself.


  16. Write how you want, the critic shall show the world you could have written better.


  17. A man who leaves home to mend himself and others is a philosopher; but he who goes from country to country, guided by the blind impulse of curiosity, is a vagabond.

    • travel

  18. Every absurdity has a champion to defend it; for error is always talkative.


  19. Fear guides more than gratitude.


  20. When a person has no need to borrow they find multitudes willing to lend.


  21. A traveler of taste will notice that the wise are polite all over the world, but the fool only at home.

    • manners

  22. People seek within a short span of life to satisfy a thousand desires, each of which is insatiable.


  23. Friendship is a disinterested commerce between equals; love, an abject intercourse between tyrants and slaves.


  24. You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.


  25. Pity and friendship are two passions incompatible with each other.


  26. To what fortuitous occurrence do we not owe every pleasure and convenience of our lives.


  27. The loud laugh that spoke the vacant mind.

    • laughter

  28. The hours that we pass with happy prospects in view are more pleasing than those crowned with success.


  29. Modesty seldom resides in a breast that is not enriched with nobler virtues.


  30. In all the silent manliness of grief.



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What are the best hope quotes by Oliver Goldsmith?


    The hours that we pass with happy prospects in view are more pleasing than those crowned with success.

    • hope

    Hope, like the gleaming taper

    • hope

    Hope is such a bait, it covers any hook.


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What are the best laughter quotes by Oliver Goldsmith?


    The best way to make your audience laugh is to start laughing yourself.

    • laughter

    The loud laugh that spoke the vacant mind.

    • laughter

    The malicious sneer is improperly called laughter.

    • laughter

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What are the best wealth quotes by Oliver Goldsmith?


    Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey, where wealth accumulates, and men decay.


    The jests of the rich are ever successful.

    • wealth

    Where wealth accumulates, men decay.


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What are the best marriage quotes by Oliver Goldsmith?


    I... chose my wife as she did her wedding-gown, not for a fine glossy surface, but such qualities as would wear well.


    You, that are going to be married, think things can never be done too fast: but we that are old, and know what we are about, must elope methodically, madam.

    • marriage

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What are the best mistakes quotes by Oliver Goldsmith?


    There are some faults so nearly allied to excellence that we can scarce weed out the vice without eradicating the virtue.


    Some faults are so closely allied to qualities that it is difficult to weed out the vice without eradicating the virtue.

    • mistakes

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Wisdom makes a slow defense against trouble, though a sure one in the end.


There is no arguing with him, for if his pistol misses fire, he knocks you down with the butt end of it.


Surely the best way to meet the enemy is head on in the field and not wait till they plunder our very homes.


A modest woman, dressed out in all her finery, is the most tremendous object of the whole creation.




Our pleasures are short, and can only charm at intervals; love is a method of protraction our greatest pleasure.

  • pleasure

The company of fools may first make us smile, but in the end we always feel melancholy.

  • fools

I do not love a man who is zealous for nothing.


When lovely woman stoops to folly, and finds too late that men betray, what charm can soothe her melancholy, what art can wash her guilt away?


Those that think must govern those that toil.


Well had the boding tremblers learned to trace the day's disasters in his morning face.


The ambitious are forever followed by adulation for they receive the most pleasure from flattery.


He cast off his friends as a huntsman his pack, for he knew when he pleased he could whistle them back.


The English laws punish vice; the Chinese laws do more, they reward virtue.

  • law

With disadvantages enough to bring him to humility, a Scotsman is one of the proudest things alive.


It seemed to me pretty plain, that they had more of love than matrimony in them.


The malicious sneer is improperly called laughter.

  • laughter

A great source of calamity lies in regret and anticipation; therefore a person is wise who thinks of the present alone, regardless of the past or future.


Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey, where wealth accumulates, and men decay.

  • wealth

Persecution is a tribute the great must always pay for preeminence.


Who can direct when all pretend to know?


I... chose my wife as she did her wedding-gown, not for a fine glossy surface, but such qualities as would wear well.

  • marriage

And still they gazed, and still the wonder grew, that one small head could carry all he knew.


Unequal combinations are always disadvantageous to the weaker side.


Girls like to be played with, and rumpled a little too, sometimes.


Fortune is ever seen accompanying industry.


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!


To aim at excellence, our reputation, and friends, and all must be ventured; to aim at the average we run no risk and provide little service.


I have known a German Prince with more titles than subjects, and a Spanish nobleman with more names than shirts.


Hope is such a bait, it covers any hook.

  • bait

Whenever you see a gaming table be sure to know fortune is not there. Rather she is always in the company of industry.


For he that fights and runs away, may live to fight another day, but he, who is in battle slain, can never rise and fight again.


Let schoolmasters puzzle their brain, With grammar, and nonsense, and learning, Good liquor, I stoutly maintain, Gives genius a better discerning.


When any one of our relations was found to be a person of a very bad character, a troublesome guest, or one we desired to get rid of, upon his leaving my house I ever took care to lend him a riding-coat, or a pair of boots, or sometimes a horse of small value, and I always had the satisfaction of finding he never came back to return them.


You, that are going to be married, think things can never be done too fast: but we that are old, and know what we are about, must elope methodically, madam.

  • marriage

The first time I read an excellent book, it is to me just as if I had gained a new friend. When I read a book over I have perused before, it resembles the meeting with an old one.


Ask me no questions, and I'll tell you no lies.


Life at the greatest and best is but a froward child, that must be humored and coaxed a little till it falls asleep, and then all the care is over.

  • life

Every absurdity has a champion to defend it.


The dancing pair that simply sought renown,By holding out to tire each other down;The swain mistrustless of his smutted face,While secret laughter titter'd round the place;The bashful virgin's side-long looks of love,The matrons glance that would those looks reprove:These were thy charms, sweet village; sports like these,With sweet succession, taught e'en toil to please;These were thy bowers their cheerful influence shed,These were thy charms -- but all these charms are fled.


The hours we pass with happy prospects in view are more pleasing than those crowded with fruition.


Like the bee, we should make our industry our amusement.


Crime generally punishes itself.


As writers become more numerous, it is natural for readers to become more indolent; whence must necessarily arise a desire of attaining knowledge with the greatest possible ease.

  • reading

Man wants but little here below, nor wants that little long.


Truth from his lips prevailed with double sway, and fools, who came to scoff, remained to pray.

  • wisdom

The jests of the rich are ever successful.

  • wealth

Honor sinks where commerce long prevails.

  • business

But in his duty prompt at every call, he watched and wept, he prayed and felt for all.


I can't say whether we had more wit among us now than usual, but I am certain we had more laughing, which answered the end as well.


Aromatic plants bestowno spicy fragrance while they grow;but crush'd or trodden to the ground,diffuse their balmy sweets around.


Where wealth accumulates, men decay.

  • decay

If frugality were established in the state, and if our expenses were laid out to meet needs rather than superfluities of life, there might be fewer wants, and even fewer pleasures, but infinitely more happiness.


There is nothing so absurd or ridiculous that has not at some time been said by some philosopher. Fontenelle says he would undertake to persuade the whole public of readers to believe that the sun was neither the cause of light or heat, if he could only get six philosophers on his side.


There are some faults so nearly allied to excellence that we can scarce weed out the vice without eradicating the virtue.

  • mistakes

People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy.


I love everything that's old: old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wines; and, I believe, Dorothy, you'll own I have been pretty fond of an old wife.


She who makes her husband and her children happy, who reclaims the one from vice, and trains up the other to virtue, is a much greater character than the ladies described in romance, whose whole occupation is to murder mankind with shafts from their quiver or their eyes.

  • romance

Life has been compared to a race, but the allusion improves by observing, that the most swift are usually the least manageable and the most likely to stray from the course. Great abilities have always been less serviceable to the possessors than moderate ones.


Thou source of all my bliss and all my woe, that found me poor at first, and keep me so.


We had no revolutions to fear, nor fatigues to undergo; all our adventures were by the fireside, and all our migrations from the blue bed to the brown.


Some faults are so closely allied to qualities that it is difficult to weed out the vice without eradicating the virtue.

  • mistakes

Our chief comforts often produce our greatest anxieties, and the increase in our possessions is but an inlet to new disquietudes.


Take a dollar from a thousand and it will be a thousand no more.


The doctor found, when she was dead, her last disorder mortal.


Hope, like the gleaming taper

  • hope

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