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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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Dictionary of Quotations: (English)

Philip Hugh Dalbiac - 1897 - 510 pagina’s
...Sc. I. " The true touchstone of desert — success." BYRON. Marino Falicro (Doge), Act I., Sc. II. " The true use of speech is not so much to express our wants as to conceal them." GOLDSMITH. The Bee, No. III. "The true way to mourn the dead is to take care of the living who belong...
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The Works of Oliver Goldsmith: The Bee and Essays

Oliver Goldsmith - 1900 - 320 pagina’s
...they hold, and I think with some show of reason, that he who best knows how to conceal his necessities and desires is the most likely person to find redress,...is not so much to express our wants as to conceal them.1 When we reflect on the manner in which mankind generally confer their favors, we shall find...
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The Era Magazine: An Illustrated Monthly, Volume 9

1902
...words only to conceal their thoughts.) Seven years previous Goldsmith had said much the same thing: — The true use of speech is not so much to express our wants as to conceal them. — The Bee No. 3. (Oct. 20, 1759.) Now, in this same year 1759. there appeared a posthumous collection...
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The Banquet Book: A Classified Collection of Quotations Designed for General ...

Cuyler Reynolds - 1902 - 475 pagina’s
...No sooner does he take pen in his hand than it becomes a torpedo to him. BOSWELL, Life of Johnson. The true use of speech is not so much to express our wants as to conceal them. GOLDSMITH, The Bee. Classical quotation is the parole of literary men all over the world. BOSWELI.,...
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The Bee & Other Essays

Oliver Goldsmith - 1903 - 282 pagina’s
...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.l When we reflect on the manner in which mankind generally confer their favours, there appears...
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Familiar Quotations: A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced ...

John Bartlett - 1903 - 1186 pagina’s
...communicate their mind ; but to wise men, whereby to conceal it. — ROBEIIT SOUTH : Strmim, April 30, 1S7S. The true use of speech is not so much to express our wants as to conceal them. — GOLDSMITH : The Bee, No. 3. (Oct. 20, 1759.) Ils ne se servent de la penso"e que pour autoriser...
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The Life of Oliver Goldsmith

John Forster - 1903 - 482 pagina’s
...the poor : an essay to prove that he who best knew how to conceal his necessities and desires, was the most likely person to find redress, and that the true use of speech was not to express wants, but conceal them. All of us have known the Jack Spindle of this exquisite...
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Famous Sayings and Their Authors: A Collection of Historical Sayings in ...

Edward Latham - 1906 - 338 pagina’s
...1763J. (They only use thought to wartant their injustices and words only to di-guise their thoughts.) "The true use of speech is not so "much to express our wants as to "conceal them." — Goldsmith, The Bee, Oct. 20, 1759. "Where Nature's end of language is declin'd, "And men talk only...
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Familiar Quotations: A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced ...

John Bartlett - 1906 - 1158 pagina’s
...wise men, whereby to conceal it. — ROBERT SOUTH : Sermon, April 30, 1876. The true use of speecli is not so much to express our wants as to conceal them. — GOLDSMITH : The Bee, No. 3. (Oct. 20, 1759.) Ils ne ?e servent de la pensée que pour autoriser...
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A Dictionary of Thoughts

Tryon Edwards - 1908 - 644 pagina’s
...best knows how to keep his necessities private, is the most likely person to have them redressed ; V+ ftoldsmith. There is a wide difference between speaking to deceive, and being silent to be impenetrable....
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