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Oliver Goldsmith Quotes
Brief author info: Oliver Goldsmith (1730-1774) Irish-born English poet, playwright, novelist.
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Ask me no questions, and I'll tell you no lies.
The ingratitude of the world can never deprive us of the conscious happiness of having acted with humanity ourselves.
O Memory! thou fond deceiver.
Truth from his lips prevail'd with double sway, And fools, who came to scoff, remain'd to pray.
Honour sinks where commerce long prevails.
Conscience is a coward, and those faults it has not strength enough to prevent it seldom has justice enough to accuse.
The hours we pass with happy prospects in view are more pleasing than those crowned with fruition.
Laws grind the poor, and rich men rule the law.
Friendship is a disinterested commerce between equals; love, an object intercourse between tyrants and slaves.
I love everything that's old: old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wines.
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