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" ... the true use of speech is not so much to express our wants as to conceal them. "
Select British Classics - Pagina 42
1804
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The Works of Washington Irving in Twelve Volumes, Volume 5

Washington Irving - 1881
...dissimulation. " Men of the world." says he in one of the papers of the Bee, "maintain that the true end of speech is not so much to express our wants as to conceal them." How often is this quoted as nnc of the subtle remarks of the fine witted Talleyrand ! " The Good-natured...
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The Poetical and Prose Works of Oliver Goldsmith: With Life

Oliver Goldsmith - 1859 - 560 pagina’s
...very contrary maxims : they hold, and I think with some show of reason, that he who best knows hew to conceal his necessity and desires, is the most...person to find redress ; and that the true use of spcech is not so much to express our wants, as to conceal them. When we refleet on the manner in which...
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The Cyclopędia of Practical Quotations: English and Latin, with an Appendix ...

Jehiel Keeler Hoyt - 1882 - 899 pagina’s
...better than silence; silence is better than speech. i. EMEKSON — Essay on Nominalist and Realist. er j. GOLDSMITH— The Бее. No. 3. The flowering moments of the mind Drop half their petals in our...
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Complete Works, Volume 5

Washington Irving - 1882
...dissimulation. " Men of the world." says he in one of the papers of the Bee, •' maintain that the true end of speech is not so much to express our wants as to conceal them." How often is this quoted as one of the subtle remarks of the fine witted Talleyrand ! " The Good-natured...
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Familiar quotations [compiled] by J. Bartlett. Author's ed

Familiar quotations - 1883
...another works away the body of the book, and a third is a dab at an index. The Bee. A'oi, Oct. G, 1759. The true use of speech is not so much to express our wants as to conceal them.5 No. iii., Oct. 20, 1759. is ascribed to Menander. See Fraymtnti (appended to Aristophanes in...
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The Works of Oliver Goldsmith: Poems. Plays. The bee. Cock-lane ghost

Oliver Goldsmith - 1885
...who best knows how to keep his necessities private is the most likely person to have them redressed ; and that the true use of speech is not so much to express our wants, as to conceal them.2 When we reflect on the manner in which mankind generally confer their favours, there appears...
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The Works of Oliver Goldsmith: Poems. Plays: The good-natured man, She ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1885
...who best knows how to keep his necessities private is the most likely person to have them redressed ; and that the true use of speech is not so much to express our wants, as to conceal them.2 When we reflect on the manner in which mankind generally confer their favours, there appears...
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Life of Oliver Goldsmith

Washington Irving - 1886 - 258 pagina’s
...dissimulation. "Men of the world," says he, in one of his papers of the Bee, '' maintain that the true end of speech is not so much to express our wants as to conceal them." How often is this quoted as one of the subtle remarks of the flne-witted Talleyrand I The Good-Natured...
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The Cornhill Magazine, Volume 6;Volume 53

William Makepeace Thackeray - 1886
...has been traced. 'The true use of speech,' says Jack Spindle in Goldsmith's ' Citizen of the World,' 'is not so much to express our wants as to conceal them.' But Young before him had written : — And, before Young, South had preached, in one of his wittiest...
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Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 44;Volume 107

1886
...been traced. " The true use of speech," says Jack Spindle in Goldsmith's " Citizen of the World," " is not so much to express our wants as to conceal them." But Young before him had written : — Where Nature's end of language is declined, And men talk only...
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