A man should never be ashamed to own that he has been in the wrong, which is but saying... that he is wiser today than yesterday.
Quote by Jonathan Swift
Jonathan Swift Quotes
Men are happy to be laughed at for their humor, but not for their folly.
It is impossible that anything so natural, so necessary, and so universal as death, should...
The stoical scheme of supplying our wants by lopping off our desires, is like cutting...
One of the best rules in conversation is, never to say a thing which any...
Observation is an old man's memory.
As love without esteem is capricious and volatile; esteem without love is languid and cold.
Two friendships in two breasts requires The same aversions and desires.
Promises and pie-crust are made to be broken.
The power of fortune is confessed only by the miserable, for the happy impute all...
One enemy can do more hurt than ten friends can do good.
Every man desires to live long, but no man wishes to be old.
We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us...
Human brutes, like other beasts, find snares and poison in the provision of life, and...
That the universe was formed by a fortuitous concourse of atoms, I will no more...
Books, the children of the brain.
I never saw, heard, nor read, that the clergy were beloved in any nation where...
Happiness is a perpetual possession of being well-deceived
A nice man is a man of nasty ideas.
A culture is made -- or destroyed -- by its articulate voices.
It terrified me to have an idea that was solely mine to be no longer...