Oliver Goldsmith Quotes

The doctor found, when she was dead, Her last disorder mortal.
Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774), Anglo-Irish author, poet, playwright. Elegy on Mrs. Mary Blaize.
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Girls like to be played with, and rumpled a little too, sometimes.
Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. Hardcastle, in She Stoops to Conquer, act 5, sc. 1.
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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.
Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774), Anglo-Irish author, poet, playwright. Hardcastle, in She Stoops to Conquer, act 1, sc. 1 (1773).
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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.
Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774), Anglo-Irish author, poet, playwright. Hardcastle, in She Stoops to Conquer, act. 1, sc. 1.
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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.
Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. Jarvis to Olivia, in The Good Natur'd Man, act 4.
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Don't let us make imaginary evils, when you know we have so many real ones to encounter.
Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. Leontine, in The Good Natur'd Man, act 1.
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Friendship is a disinterested commerce between equals; love, an abject intercourse between tyrants and slaves.
Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774), Anglo-Irish author, poet, playwright. Mr. Honeywood, in The Good Natur'd Man, act 1.
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Friendship is a disinterested commerce between equals; love, an abject intercourse between tyrants and slaves.
Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774), Anglo-Irish author, poet, playwright. Mr. Honeywood, in The Good Natur'd Man, act 1 (1768).
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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.
Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774), Anglo-Irish author, poet, playwright. Narrator (Dr. Charles Primrose), in The Vicar of Wakefield, ch. 32 (1766).
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If you were to make little fishes talk, they would talk like whales.
Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774), Anglo-Irish author, poet, playwright. Quoted in James Boswell, Life of Dr. Johnson, entry, April 27, 1773 (1791). Remark to Johnson.
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