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The watch-dog's voice that bayed the whispering wind, / And the loud laugh that spoke the vacant mind.


Oliver Goldsmith

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Girls like to be played with, and rumpled a little too, sometimes.
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Good counsel rejected returns to enrich the givers bosom.
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In arguing, too, the parson own'd his skill, For even though vanquished he could argue still.
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Her modest looks the cottage might adorn, Sweet as the primrose peeps beneath the thorn.
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This same philosophy is a good horse in the stable, but an arrant jade on a journey.
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Well had the boding tremblers learned to trace the day's disasters in his morning face.
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Amid thy desert-walks the lapwing flies, And tires their echoes with unvaried cries.
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Blame where you must, be candid where you can, And be each critic the Good-natured Man.
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By every remove I only drag a greater length of chain.
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The nakedness of the indigent world may be clothed from the trimmings of the vain.
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Remembrance wakes with all her busy train, Swells at my breast, and turns the past to pain.
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The very pink of perfection.
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A pampered menial.
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Don't let us make imaginary evils, when you know we have so many real ones to encounter.
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Who can direct when all pretend to know?
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The English laws punish vice; the Chinese laws do more, they reward virtue.
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Law grinds the poor, and rich men rule the law.
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The malicious sneer is improperly called laughter.
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Every pang that rends the heart.
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Silence gives consent.
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You may all go to pot.
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His conduct still right, with his argument wrong
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A night-cap deck'd his brows instead of bay, A cap by night,--a stocking all the day.
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It's like sending them ruffles, when wanting a shirt.
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So the loud torrent, and the whirlwind's roar, But bind him to his native mountains more.
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Cheerful at morn he wakes from short repose, Breathes the keen air, and carols as he goes.
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I find you want me to furnish you with argument and intellects too.
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Sweet as the primrose peeps beneath the thorn.
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The man recovered of the bite, / The dog it was that died.
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Sweet Auburn! loveliest village of the plain.
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The canvas glow'd beyond ev'n nature warm; The pregnant quarry teem'd with human form.
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The loud laugh that spoke the vacant mind.
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You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
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OLIVER GOLDSMITH
Ridicule has always been the enemy of enthusiasm, and the only worthy opponent to ridicule is succes...
OLIVER GOLDSMITH
Our chief comforts often produce our greatest anxieties, and the increase in our possessions is but ...
OLIVER GOLDSMITH
Where wealth and freedom reign, contentment fails, And honour sinks where commerce long prevails.
OLIVER GOLDSMITH
Their wants but few, their wishes all confin'd.
OLIVER GOLDSMITH
I find you want me to furnish you with argument and intellects too. No, sir, these, I protest you,...
OLIVER GOLDSMITH
The king himself has follow'd her When she has walk'd before.
OLIVER GOLDSMITH
Trade's proud empire hastes to swift decay.
OLIVER GOLDSMITH
His house was known to all the vagrant train, He chid their wanderings but reliev'd their pain; ...
OLIVER GOLDSMITH
Life has been compared to a race, but the allusion improves by observing, that the most swift are ...
OLIVER GOLDSMITH
Zeal is very blind, or badly regulated, when it encroaches upon the rights of others
OLIVER GOLDSMITH
And the weak soul, within itself unbless'd, Leans for all pleasure on another's breast.
OLIVER GOLDSMITH
A flattering painter, who made it his care To draw men as they ought to be, not as they are.
OLIVER GOLDSMITH
Well had the boding tremblers learn'd to trace The day's disasters in his morning face.
OLIVER GOLDSMITH
A man who leaves home to mend himself and others is a philosopher; but he who goes from country to c...
OLIVER GOLDSMITH
Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey, where wealth accumulates, and men decay.
OLIVER GOLDSMITH
Truth from his lips prevailed with double sway, and fools, who came to scoff, remained to pray.
OLIVER GOLDSMITH
But winter lingering chills the lap of May.
OLIVER GOLDSMITH
Hoards after hoards his rising raptures fill; Yet still he sighs, for hoards are wanting still.
OLIVER GOLDSMITH
Ceremonies are different in every country, but true politeness is everywhere the same.
OLIVER GOLDSMITH
Honour sinks where commerce long prevails.
OLIVER GOLDSMITH
All is not gold that glitters,
Pleasure seems sweet, but proves a glass of bitters
OLIVER GOLDSMITH
Fortune is ever seen accompanying industry
OLIVER GOLDSMITH
A reserved lover, it is said, always makes a suspicious husband.
OLIVER GOLDSMITH
Where commerce and capitalism are invloved, often times, morality and honor sink to the bottom-Olive...
OLIVER GOLDSMITH
The greatest object in the universe, says a certain philosopher, is a good man struggling with adver...
OLIVER GOLDSMITH
It's a damned long, boggy, dirty, dangerous way.
OLIVER GOLDSMITH
If you were to make little fishes talk, they would talk like whales
OLIVER GOLDSMITH
The first time I read an excellent work, it is to me just as if I gained a new friend; and when I re...
OLIVER GOLDSMITH
Blest be those feasts, with simple plenty crowned, Where all the ruddy family around Laugh at ...
OLIVER GOLDSMITH
Of praise a mere glutton, he swallow'd what came, And the puff a dunce, he mistook it for fame; ...
OLIVER GOLDSMITH
Thou source of all my bliss and all my woe, That found'st me poor at first, and keep'st me so.
OLIVER GOLDSMITH
Handsome is that handsome does.
OLIVER GOLDSMITH
This is Liberty-Hall, gentlemen.
OLIVER GOLDSMITH
The true use of speech is not so much to express our wants as to conceal them
OLIVER GOLDSMITH
Like the bee, we should make our industry our amusement
OLIVER GOLDSMITH
The only art her guilt to cover, To hide her shame from every eye, To give repentance to her l...
OLIVER GOLDSMITH
Where wealth accumulates, men decay.
OLIVER GOLDSMITH
Our pleasures are short, and can only charm at intervals; love is a method of protraction our greate...
OLIVER GOLDSMITH