Quotes by: Oliver Goldsmith
Friendship is a disinterested commerce between equals; love, an abject intercourse between tyrants and slaves.
The hours we pass with happy prospects in view are more pleasing than those crowded with fruition.
Modesty seldom resides in a breast that is not enriched with nobler virtues.
Conscience is a coward, and those faults it has not strength enough to prevent it seldom has justice enough to accuse.
Let schoolmasters puzzle their brain, With grammar, and nonsense, and learning, Good liquor, I stoutly maintain, Gives genius a better discerning.
The company of fools may first make us smile, but in the end we always feel melancholy.
I love everything that's old, - old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wine.
With disadvantages enough to bring him to humility, a Scotsman is one of the proudest things alive.
People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy.
Surely the best way to meet the enemy is head on in the field and not wait till they plunder our very homes.