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On the stage he was natural, simple, affecting
'Twas only that when he was off, he was acting.

On the stage he was natural, simple, affecting
'Twas only that when he was off, he was acting.

by Oliver Goldsmith Found in: Acting Quotes,
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Life has been compared to a race, but the allusion improves by observing, that the most swift are usually the read more

Life has been compared to a race, but the allusion improves by observing, that the most swift are usually the least manageable and the most likely to stray from the course. Great abilities have always been less serviceable to the possessors than moderate ones.

by Oliver Goldsmith Found in: Ability Quotes,
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Zeal is very blind, or badly regulated, when it encroaches upon the rights of others

Zeal is very blind, or badly regulated, when it encroaches upon the rights of others

by Oliver Goldsmith Found in: Zeal Quotes,
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I chose my wife, as she did her wedding gown, for qualities that would wear well.

I chose my wife, as she did her wedding gown, for qualities that would wear well.

by Oliver Goldsmith Found in: Wife Quotes,
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Good people all, with one accord,
Lament for Madame Blaize,
Who never wanted a good word--
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Good people all, with one accord,
Lament for Madame Blaize,
Who never wanted a good word--
From those who spoke her praise.

by Oliver Goldsmith Found in: Praise Quotes,
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