Oliver Goldsmith Quotes (373 quotes)
“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.”
The miscellaneous works of Dr. Goldsmith: in four volumes, containing the Citizen of the World, The Vicar of Wakefield, essays, poems and plays (1792 edition)
“As writers become more numerous, it is natural for readers to become more indolent; whence must necessarily arise a desire of attaining knowledge with the greatest possible ease.”
The miscellaneous works of Oliver Goldsmith, M.B.: with a biographical memoir of the author, written expressly for this edition (1834 edition)
“Conscience is a coward, and those faults it has not strength enough to prevent it seldom has justice enough to accuse.”
The Vicar of Wakefield (1766)
“Friendship is a disinterested commerce between equals; love, an abject intercourse between tyrants and slaves.”
The Good-Natured Man (1768)
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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.