• Pity and friendship are two passions incompatible with each other.
    ~ Oliver Goldsmith
  • Conscience is a coward, and those faults it has not strength enough to prevent it seldom has justice enough to accuse.
    ~ Oliver Goldsmith
  • Our chief comforts often produce our greatest anxieties, and the increase in our possessions is but an inlet to new disquietudes.
    ~ Oliver Goldsmith
  • Law grinds the poor, and rich men rule the law.
    ~ Oliver Goldsmith
  • Romance and novel paint beauty in colors more charming than nature, and describe a happiness that humans never taste. How deceptive and destructive are those pictures of consummate bliss!
    ~ Oliver Goldsmith
  • Ask me no questions, I'll tell you no lies.
    ~ Oliver Goldsmith