All fits of pleasure are balanced by an equal degree of pain or languor; it is like spending this year part of the next year's revenues
Quote by Jonathan Swift
Observation is an old man's memory.
Where there are large powers with little ambition... nature may be said to have fallen...
I never saw, heard, nor read, that the clergy were beloved in any nation where...
I have almost done with harridans, and shall soon become old enough to fall in...
Reason is a very light rider, and easily shook off
Human brutes, like other beasts, find snares and poison in the provision of life, and...
Every dog must have his day.
The greatest inventions were produced in the times of ignorance, as the use of the...
Some men, under the notion of weeding out prejudices, eradicate virtue, honesty, and religion
Positiveness is a good quality for preachers and speakers because, whoever shares his thoughts with...
The best doctors in the world are Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet, and Doctor Merryman
There is nothing constant in this world but inconsistency.
Happiness is a perpetual possession of being well-deceived
Argument, as usually managed, is the worst sort of conversation, as in books it is...
Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.
As love without esteem is capricious and volatile; esteem without love is languid and cold.
A lie does not consist in the indirect position of words, but in the desire...
May you live every day of your life.
If you rest, you rust.
I like to help others and count it as my greatest pleasure in life to...