Oliver Goldsmith Quotes (373 quotes)
“I love everything that's old, - old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wine.”
She Stoops to Conquer (EasyRead Super Large 24pt Edition) (2008 edition), ReadHowYouWant.com - ISBN: 9781427083395
“O blest retirement! friend to life's decline — Retreats from care, that never must be mine How blest is he who crowns, in shades like these, A youth of labour with an age of ease!”
Poetical and Dramatic Works of Oliver Goldsmith, M.B. (1786), p. xviii
“Ceremonies are different in every country, but true politeness is everywhere the same.”
The works of Oliver Goldsmith, M.B: with a life and notes (1835 edition)
“For he who fights and runs away
May live to fight another day;
But he who is in battle slain
Can never rise and fight again.”
The Art of Poetry on a New Plan (1761), vol. ii. p. 147.
The Vicar of Wakefield (1766)
“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?”
Ch. 29, Song, st. 1. - The Vicar of Wakefield (1766)
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsOliver Goldsmith
Born: November 10, 1730
Died: April 4, 1774 (aged 43)
Occupation: Poet, author, playwright, busker
Bio: Oliver Goldsmith was an Anglo-Irish writer and poet, who is best known for his novel The Vicar of Wakefield, his pastoral poem The Deserted Village, and his plays The Good-Natur'd Man and She Stoops to Conquer. He also wrote An History of the Earth and Animated Nature.