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Oliver Goldsmith

Birthdate: 10. November 1728
Date of death: 4. April 1774

Oliver Goldsmith was an Irish novelist, playwright and poet, who is best known for his novel The Vicar of Wakefield , his pastoral poem The Deserted Village , and his plays The Good-Natur'd Man and She Stoops to Conquer . He is thought to have written the classic children's tale The History of Little Goody Two-Shoes .

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The Vicar of Wakefield
The Vicar of Wakefield
Oliver Goldsmith
The Deserted Village
Oliver Goldsmith
She Stoops to Conquer
She Stoops to Conquer
Oliver Goldsmith
The Citizen of the World
The Citizen of the World
Oliver Goldsmith
Citát „Silence gives consent.“

„Silence gives consent.“

—  Oliver Goldsmith

Act II.
The Good-Natured Man (1768)

„O Memory! thou fond deceiver.“

—  Oliver Goldsmith

Act I.
The Captivity, An Oratorio (1764)

„Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.“

—  Oliver Goldsmith

Variant: Our greatest glory consists not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Source: The Citizen of the World, Or, Letters from a Chinese Philosopher, Residing in London, to His Friends in the Country, by Dr. Goldsmith

„Ask me no questions, and I'll tell you no fibs.“

—  Oliver Goldsmith, She Stoops to Conquer

She Stoops to Conquer
She Stoops to Conquer (1771), Act III
Variant: Ask me no questions, and I'll tell you no lies.

„The first time I read an excellent book, it is to me just as if I had gained a new friend. When I read a book over I have perused before, it resembles the meeting with an old one.“

—  Oliver Goldsmith

Source: The Citizen of the World, Or, Letters from a Chinese Philosopher, Residing in London, to His Friends in the Country, by Dr. Goldsmith

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„The dog, to gain some private ends,
Went mad, and bit the man.“

—  Oliver Goldsmith, book The Vicar of Wakefield

Source: The Vicar of Wakefield (1766), Ch. 17, An Elegy on the Death of a Mad Dog, st. 5.

„Handsome is that handsome does.“

—  Oliver Goldsmith, book The Vicar of Wakefield

Source: The Vicar of Wakefield (1766), Ch. 1.

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“

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