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

-Oliver Goldsmith
Oliver Goldsmith

Could a man live by it, it were not unpleasant employment to be a poet. Oliver Golds

Oliver Goldsmith
What real good does an addition to a fortune already sufficient procure? Not any. Could the great man, by having his fortune increased, increase also his appetites, then precedence might be attended with real amusement.
Oliver Goldsmith

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

Oliver Goldsmith
A boy will learn more true wisdom in a public school in a year than by a private education in five. It is not from masters, but from their equals, that youth learn a knowledge of the world.
Oliver Goldsmith

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

Oliver Goldsmith
How wide the limits stand Between a splendid and a happy land.
Oliver Goldsmith

They say women and music should never be dated. Oliver Goldsmit

Oliver Goldsmith
As ten millions of circles can never make a square, so the united voice of myriads cannot lend the smallest foundation to falsehood.
Oliver Goldsmith

Error is ever talkative.

Oliver Goldsmith
Well had the boding tremblers learn'd to trace The day's disasters in his morning face; Full well they laugh'd with counterfeited glee At all his jokes, for many a joke had he; Full well the busy whisper circling round Convey'd the dismal tidings when he frown'd. Yet was he kind, or if severe in aught, The love he bore to learning was in fault; The village all declar'd how much he knew, 'Twas certain he could write and cipher too.