奥利弗·戈德史密斯是爱尔兰小说家、剧作家和诗人，他以小说《韦克菲尔德的牧师》（The Vicar of Wakefield）、他的田园诗《荒芜的村庄》和他的戏剧《善良的自然人和她弯腰去征服》而闻名。人们认为他写了一部经典的儿童故事《小古蒂两只鞋的历史》。
Conscience is a coward, and those faults it has not strength enough to prevent it seldom has justice enough to accuse.
Every absurdity has a champion to defend it.
Be not affronted at a joke. If one throw salt at thee, thou wilt receive no harm, unless thou art raw.
Man wants but little here below, nor wants that little long.
I chose my wife, as she did her wedding gown, for qualities that would wear well.
They say women and music should never be dated.
If you were to make little fishes talk, they would talk like whales.