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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 Sociobiology Compendium: Aphorisms, Sayings, Asides

Delbert D. Thiessen - 1998 - 151 pagina’s
...which he does not possess, and to gain applause which he cannot keep. SamuelJohnson English writer The true use of speech is not so much to express our wants as to conceal them. Oliver Goldsmith English writer Lying increases the creative faculties, expands the ego, lessens the...
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Book of Humorous Quotations

Connie Robertson - 1998 - 381 pagina’s
...been students, and their greatest study is themselves. GOLDSMITH Oliver 1730-1774 1681 The Bee no. 3 The true use of speech is not so much to express our wants as to conceal them. 1682 The Deserted Village The village all declared how much he knew; 'Twas certain he could write and...
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - 1998 - 669 pagina’s
...Johnson; for when his pistol misses fire, he knocks you down with the butt end of it. 4147 The Bee no. 3 fAneurin Sevan) He enjoys prophesying the imminent fall of the capitalist syst 4148 Conscience is a coward, and those faults it has not strength enough to prevent, it seldom has...
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Words on Words: Quotations about Language and Languages

David Crystal, Hilary Crystal - 2000 - 604 pagina’s
...best knows how to conceal his necessity and desires is the most likely person to find redress, . . . the true use of speech is not so much to express our wants, as to conceal them. Oliver Goldsmith, 20 October 1759, 'On the Use of Language', in The Bee, no. 3 2:43 Thoughts, that...
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George Perkins Marsh, Prophet of Conservation

David Lowenthal, Professor Emeritus David Lowenthal - 2000 - 605 pagina’s
...Chapter 14 below. 71. GPM, LEL, 1885 ed., 354-55n, 1861 ed., 35. Marsh here rephrased Oliver Goldsmith's 'The true use of speech is not so much to express our wants as to conceal them" ("On the Use of Language" (1759), in The Collected Works of Oliver Goldsmith, ed. Arthur Friedman [Oxford:...
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The Structure of Arguments

I. M. Schlesinger, Tamar Keren-Portnoy, Tamar Parush - 2001 - 263 pagina’s
..."The true use of speech is not so much to express our thoughts as to conceal them". My neighbor says that the true use of speech is not so much to express our thoughts as to conceal them. Oliver Goldsmith is credited with writing certain words; my neighbor is...
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Eat Chocolate Naked: And 142 Ways Other Ways to Attract Attention and Spark ...

Cam Johnson - 2003 - 352 pagina’s
...something much more serious than kissing, and you're likely to be open to the idea. e Cede Crocking "The true use of speech is not so much to express our wants as to conceal them. " — Oliver Goldsmith he happiest, most romantic couples I know all have their J own code languages...
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Letters to a Spiritual Seeker

Henry David Thoreau, Harrison Gray Blake - 2004 - 266 pagina’s
...British poet Oliver Goldsmith (1728— 1774). who in The Bee (1759) expressed the same general idea: "The true use of speech is not so much to express our wants as to conceal them." Letter Seven 1. The phrase Native Americans used to express their idea of God. In his extremely wide...
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The Cambridge History of English Literature, 1660-1780

John Richetti - 2005 - 945 pagina’s
...more ironic and paradoxical than Johnson. In number3, for example, he propounds the cynical position that the 'true use of speech is not so much to express our wants as to conceal them'.48 In Bee 4 Goldsmith treats the pains of authorship: he begins straightforwardly enough, 'Were...
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Notes and Queries

1875
...Moslem. OUTIS. Risely, Beds. In Goldsmith's work, The Bee, No. 3, Oct. 20, 1759, is the following : — " I think, with some show of reason, that he who best...so much to express our wants as to conceal them." WILLIAM YOUNG. "As SOUND AS A ROACH" (5th S,. ii. 274, 314, 458, 525 ; iii. 37.)— Considering that...
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