The company of fools may first make us smile, but in the end we always feel melancholy.

-Oliver Goldsmith
Oliver Goldsmith

And still they gazed, and still the wonder grew, that one small head could carry all he knew.

Oliver Goldsmith
As boys should be educated with temperance, so the first greatest lesson that should be taught them is to admire frugality. It is by the exercise of this virtue alone they can ever expect to be useful members of society.
Oliver Goldsmith

In two opposite opinions, if one be perfectly reasonable, the other can't be perfectly right.

Oliver Goldsmith
If we look round the world, there seem to be not above six distinct varieties in the human species, each of which is strongly marked, and speaks the kind seldom to have mixed with any other. But there is nothing in the shape, nothing in the faculties, that shows their coming from different originals; and the varieties of climate, of nourishment, and custom, are sufficient to produce every change.
Oliver Goldsmith

Elegy of the Death of a Mad Dog The dog, to gain some praivate ends, Went mad and bit the man.

Oliver Goldsmith
The bounds of a man's knowledge are easily concealed, if he has but prudence.
Oliver Goldsmith

He who fights and runs awayMay live to fight another day...

Oliver Goldsmith
An emperor in his nightcap will not meet with half the respect of an emperor with a crown.
Oliver Goldsmith

Fancy restrained may be compared to a fountain, which plays highest by diminishing the aperture.

Oliver Goldsmith
Honour sinks where commerce long prevails.