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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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A Dictionary of Thoughts: Being a Cyclopedia of Laconic Quotations from the ...

Tryon Edwards - 1908 - 644 pagina’s
...best knows how to keep his necessities private, is the most likely person to have them redressed ; talk sillily upon a subject of other people's choosing than of vourown. — ChfflfrfieU. Gnltlsniith. There is a wide difference between speaking to deceive, and being silent to be impenetrable....
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Dictionary of Quotations (English)

Philip Hugh Dalbiac - 1908 - 576 pagina’s
...Sc. I. " The true touchstone of desert — success." BYRON. Marino Faliero (Doge), Act I., Sc. II. " The true use of speech is not so much to express our wants as 10 conceal them." GOLDSMITH. The Bee, No. III. "The true way to mourn the dead is to take care of the...
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The Japanese Nation: Its Land, Its People, and Its Life, with Special ...

Inazō Nitobe - 1912 - 368 pagina’s
...languages have been translated into our tongue. 1 Goldsmith's Essay on the Use of Language : " . . , the true use of speech is not so much to express our wants as to conceal them." Yet, I admit, though with reluctance, that our thought-world — our word-world — suffers from paucity...
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Voltaire's Visit to England, 1726-1729

Archibald Ballantyne - 1919 - 338 pagina’s
...Goldsmith ? In the Bee (Oct. 20, 1759) Goldsmith says that, in the judgment of men who know the world, ' the true use of speech is not so much to express our wants as to conceal them.' Young also had written : — who introduced himself by saying : ' You see, gentlemen, un pauvre octogenaire,...
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Natural Gas Industry, Volume 15

1921
...collection in a volume entitled "The Law of Oil and Gas." Mr. Veasey is counsel for the Carter Oil Company. The true use of speech is not so much to express our wants as to conceal them. — Goldsmith. DECEASED Shaw, Issachar L., former Superintendent of the Pittsburgh. Pa., Natural Gas...
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A Review of English Grammar

John Earle Uhler - 1926 - 179 pagina’s
...contrive, and a hand to execute. 12. There ij a limit at which forbearance ceases to be a virtue. 13. The true use of speech is not so much to express our wants as to conceal them. 14. There is such •: choice of difficulties that I am myself at a loss how to determine. 15. The...
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Style in History

Peter Gay - 1988 - 260 pagina’s
...use of speech," wrote Oliver Goldsmith, Gibbon's acquaintance and himself something of a historian, "is not so much to express our wants as to conceal them,"* a truth, almost a truism, about the human animal which, as Tacitus had said, finds it natural to hate...
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Melville and Repose: The Rhetoric of Humor in the American Renaissance

John Bryant - 1993 - 336 pagina’s
...gives the lie to this putative guilelessness is Goldsmith's own remark in The Bee that "the true end of speech is not so much to express our wants as to conceal them" (OG, 230). Irving quotes the aphorism, even notes that it has been falsely attributed to Talleyrand,...
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Dictionary of Quotations in Communications

Lilless McPherson Shilling, Linda K. Fuller - 1997 - 315 pagina’s
...be wise or foolish. Demosthenes The talk of a fool is like a heavy pack on a journey. Ecclesiasticus The true use of speech is not so much to express our wants as to conceal them. Oliver Goldsmith, The Bee The best impromptu speeches are the ones written well in advance. Ruth Gordon...
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Press and Speech Freedoms in the World, from Antiquity Until 1998: A Chronology

Louis Edward Ingelhart - 1998 - 307 pagina’s
...and 1 756. 1759 Oliver Goldsmith, an Irish writer, said, "Books teach us very little of the world. The true use of speech is not so much to express our wants as to conceal them." 1J 1760 Claude Adricn Helvetius, a French philosopher, said, "When a government prohibits writing on...
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