Oliver Goldsmith

County Longford / Ireland
Oliver Goldsmith
County Longford / Ireland

Quotes

11 November 2014
Girls like to be played with, and rumpled a little too, sometimes.
11 November 2014
Friendship is a disinterested commerce between equals; love, an abject intercourse between tyrants and slaves.
11 November 2014
There are some faults so nearly allied to excellence that we can scarce weed out the vice without eradicating the virtue.
11 November 2014
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.
11 November 2014
I ... chose my wife as she did her wedding-gown, not for a fine glossy surface, but such qualities as would wear well.
11 November 2014
Honour sinks where commerce long prevails.
11 November 2014
Where the broad ocean leans against the land.
11 November 2014
Law grinds the poor, and rich men rule the law.
11 November 2014
Could a man live by it, it were not unpleasant employment to be a poet.
11 November 2014
Life at the greatest and best is but a froward child, that must be humoured and coaxed a little till it falls asleep, and then all the care is over.

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