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More Quotes from Oliver Goldsmith:There are some faults so nearly allied to excellence that we can scarce weed out the vice without eradicating the virtue.
Of all kinds of ambition, that which pursues poetical fame is the wildest.
And in that town a dog was found, As many dogs there be, Both mongrel, puppy, whelp, and hound, And curs of low degree.
With disadvantages enough to bring him to humility, a Scotsman is one of the proudest things alive.
Turn, gentle Hermit of the Dale, And guide my lonely way To where yon taper cheers the vale With hospitable ray.
Honour sinks where commerce long prevails.
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