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
Politics, as the word is commonly understood, are nothing but corruptions.
Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their...
The best doctors in the world are Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet, and Doctor Merryman.
The latter part of a wise person's life is occupied with curing the follies, prejudices...
He was a fiddler, and consequently a rogue.
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...
Laws are best explained, interpreted and applied by those whose interest and abilities lie in...
Flattery is the worst and falsest way of showing our esteem
The want of belief is a defect that ought to be concealed when it cannot...
Observation is an old man's memory.
Happiness is the perpetual possession of being well deceived.
Argument, as usually managed, is the worst sort of conversation, as in books it is...
One of the best rules in conversation is, never to say a thing which any...
The proper words in the proper places are the true definition of style.
Some people take more care to hide their wisdom, than their folly.
It is impossible that anything so natural, so necessary, and so universal as death, should...
Nothing is so hard for those who abound in riches as to conceive how others...
Principally I hate and detest that animal called man; although I heartily love John, Peter,...
Promises and pie-crust are made to be broken.