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

-Oliver Goldsmith
Oliver Goldsmith

Near yonder thorn, that lifts its head on high,Where once the sign-post caught the passing eye,Low lies that house where nut-brown draughts inspired,Where graybeard mirth and smiling toil retired,Where village statesmen talk'd with looks profound,And news much older than their ale went round.

Oliver Goldsmith
He watched and wept and prayed and felt for all
Oliver Goldsmith

The first time I read an excellent book, it is to me just as if I had gained a new friend. When I read a book over I have perused before, it resembles the meeting with an old one.

Oliver Goldsmith
The nakedness of the indigent world may be clothed from the trimmings of the vain.
Oliver Goldsmith

Pity and friendship are two passions incompatible with each other. Oliver Golds

Oliver Goldsmith
In proportion as society refines, new books must ever become more necessary.
Oliver Goldsmith

A silent address is the genuine eloquence of sincerity.

Oliver Goldsmith
If one wishes to become rich they must appear rich.
Oliver Goldsmith

When any one of our relations was found to be a person of a very bad character, a troublesome guest, or one we desired to get rid of, upon his leaving my house I ever took care to lend him a riding-coat, or a pair of boots, or sometimes a horse of small value, and I always had the satisfaction of finding he never came back to return them.

Oliver Goldsmith
Don't let us make imaginary evils, when you know we have so many real ones to encounter.