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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 Bookmart: A Monthly Magazine of Literary and Library ..., Volume 4

Halkett Lord, Richard Halkett - 1887
...Goldsmith's version— to be found in his paper on Language In The Bee, No. iii., October 20, 1759— runs " The true use of speech is not so much to express our wants, as' to conceal them." Young's version—' Love of Fame," Sat li.. 1. 307,— Is :— "When nature's end of language is declined...
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Excellent Quotations for Home and School ...

Julia B. Hoitt - 1890 - 329 pagina’s
...hill which few may hope to climb ; duty is the path that all may tread. OLIVER GOLDSMITH (1728-1774) The true use of speech is not so much to express our wants as to conceal them. People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy after. While Selfishness...
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A Dictionary of Quotations in Prose: From American and Foreign Authors ...

Anna Lydia Ward - 1889 - 701 pagina’s
...speech is to persuade, to convert, to compel. 5193 Emerson : Letters and Social Aims. Social Aims. The true use of speech is not so much to express our wants as to conceal them.' 5194 Goldsmith : The Bee. Oct. 20, 1759. Speech is . . . the art of . . .stifling and suspending thought....
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A Dictionary of Quotations in Prose: From American and Foreign Authors ...

Anna Lydia Ward - 1889 - 701 pagina’s
...speech is to persuade, to convert, to compel. 5193 Emerson : Letters and Social Aims. Social Aims. The true use of speech is not so much to express our wants as to conceal them.1 5194 Goldsmith : The Hee. Oct. 20, 1759. Speech is . . . the art of ... stifling and suspending...
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Treasury of Wisdom, Wit and Humor, Odd Comparisons and Proverbs: Authors ...

1891 - 527 pagina’s
...Seneca. THE GIFT OP. All have the gift of speech, but few are possessed of wisdom. Cato. TRUE USE OP. The true use of speech is not so much to express our wants as to conceal them. Goldsmith. SPENDTHRIFT. Spendthrift alike of money and of wit, Always at speed and never drawing bit...
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The Psychic Factors of Civilization

Lester Frank Ward - 1892 - 369 pagina’s
...must antedate any utterance of the former. Moreover, In The Bee of Oct. 20, 1759, Goldsmith wrote : " The true use of speech is not so much to express our wants as to conceal them" ; and in one of the sermons of Robert South (1676) occurs the following sentence : " Speech was given...
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Miscellaneous Works

Oliver Goldsmith - 1893 - 695 pagina’s
...the use of language is generally thus :—" Language has been granted to man, in order to discover liver Goldsmith tnie use of speech is not so much to express our wants, as to conceal them. When we reflect on the...
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The Book of Elegies

James Baldwin - 1893 - 304 pagina’s
...give place to grief? 1. words . . . half conceal the Soul within. See Goldsmith, The Bee, No. iii. : " The true use of speech is not so much to express our wants as to conceal them." Talleyrand is credited with the common phrase : " Speech was given to man to conceal his thoughts."...
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The Book of Elegies

James Baldwin - 1893 - 304 pagina’s
...give place to grief? 1. words . . . half conceal the Soul within. See Goldsmith, The Bee, No. iii. : " The true use of speech is not so much to express our wants as to conceal them." Talleyrand is credited with the common phrase : " Speech was given to man to conceal his thoughts."...
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The Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations: English, Latin, and Modern Foreign ...

1896 - 1178 pagina’s
...better than silence; silence is better than speech. v. EMERSON — Essay on Nominalist and Realist. w. GOLDSMITH — The Bee. No. 3. 574 SPEECH. SPIRITS. Know when to speake; for many times it brings...
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