Although men are accused of not knowing their own weakness, yet perhaps few know their own strength. It is in men as in soils, where sometimes there is a vein of gold which the owner knows not of.
Quote by Jonathan Swift
Jonathan Swift Quotes
Argument, as usually managed, is the worst sort of conversation, as in books it is...
We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us...
We have enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love...
Power is no blessing in itself, except when it is used to protect the innocent.
I never wonder to see men wicked, but I often wonder to see them not...
Happiness is the perpetual possession of being well deceived.
A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart.
Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their...
Happiness is a perpetual possession of being well-deceived
Principally I hate and detest that animal called man; although I heartily love John, Peter,...
Vanity is a mark of humility rather than of pride.
He was a fiddler, and consequently a rogue.
Promises and pie-crust are made to be broken.
Every man desires to live long, but no man wishes to be old.
Laws are like cobwebs, which may catch small flies, but let wasps and hornets break...
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...
When men grow virtuous in their old age, they are merely making a sacrifice to...
There are some men who lift the age they inhabit, till all men walk on...
In youth one has tears without grief; in age, griefs without tears.