Oliver Goldsmith Quotes

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

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

Hope… like the gleaming taper’s light, adorns and cheers our way; And still, as darker grows the night, Emits a brighter ray.

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.

And in that town a dog was found, As many dogs there be, Both mongrel, puppy, whelp, and hound, And curs of low degree.

We are all sure of two things, at least; we shall suffer and we shall all die.

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

His conduct still right, with his argument wrong.

Conscience is a coward, and those faults it has not strength enough to prevent it seldom has justice enough to accuse.

True generosity does not consist in obeying every impulse of humanity… so as to render us incapable of future ones.