I love everything that's old, - old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wine.

-Oliver Goldsmith
Oliver Goldsmith

Wisdom makes a slow defense against trouble, though a sure one in the end.

Oliver Goldsmith
I always get the better when I argue alone.
Oliver Goldsmith

Why was this heart of mine formed with so much sensibility! Or why not my fortune adapted to its impulses! Tenderness without a capacity of relieving only makes the man who feels it more wretched than the object which sues for assistance.

Oliver Goldsmith
Friendship is a disinterested commerce between equals; love, an abject intercourse between tyrants and slaves.
Oliver Goldsmith

The way to acquire lasting esteem is not by the fewness of a writer's faults, but the greatness of his beauties, and our noblest works are generally most replete with both.

Oliver Goldsmith
As for disappointing them I should not so much mind; but I can't abide to disappoint myself.
Oliver Goldsmith

Let observation with observant view,Observe mankind from China to Peru.

Oliver Goldsmith
Such is the patriot's boast, where'er we roam,His first best country ever is at home.
Oliver Goldsmith

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

Oliver Goldsmith
Truth from his lips prevailed with double sway, and fools, who came to scoff, remained to pray.