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There is nothing so absurd or ridiculous that has not at some time been said by some philosopher.

There is nothing so absurd or ridiculous that has not at some time been said by some philosopher.

by Oliver Goldsmith Found in: Absurdity Quotes,
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The dancing pair that simply sought renown,By holding out to tire each other down;The swain mistrustless of his smutted face,While read more

The dancing pair that simply sought renown,By holding out to tire each other down;The swain mistrustless of his smutted face,While secret laughter titter'd round the place;The bashful virgin's side-long looks of love,The matrons glance that would those looks reprove:These were thy charms, sweet village; sports like these,With sweet succession, taught e'en toil to please;These were thy bowers their cheerful influence shed,These were thy charms -- but all these charms are fled. - Deserted Village, The.

by Oliver Goldsmith Found in: Literature Quotes,
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Their wants but few, their wishes all confin'd.

Their wants but few, their wishes all confin'd.

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In arguing one should meet serious pleading with humor, and humor
with serious pleading.

In arguing one should meet serious pleading with humor, and humor
with serious pleading.

by Oliver Goldsmith Found in: Argument Quotes,
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Like the bee, we should make our industry our amusement.

Like the bee, we should make our industry our amusement.

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