Argument, as usually managed, is the worst sort of conversation, as in books it is generally the worst sort of reading.
Quote by Jonathan Swift
That the universe was formed by a fortuitous concourse of atoms, I will no more...
Vanity is a mark of humility rather than of pride.
The greatest inventions were produced in the times of ignorance, as the use of the...
Laws are like cobwebs, which may catch small flies, but let wasps and hornets break...
Nothing is so great an example of bad manners as flattery. If you flatter all...
He was a bold man that first eat on oyster.
For in reason, all government without the consent of the governed is the very definition...
We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us...
The proper words in the proper places are the true definition of style.
I never knew a man come to greatness or eminence who lay abed late in...
Every dog must have his day.
A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart.
Better belly burst than good liquor be lost.
It is a maxim among these lawyers, that whatever hath been done before, may legally...
Politics, as the word is commonly understood, are nothing but corruptions.
A nice man is a man of nasty ideas.
Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.
We are so fond on one another because our ailments are the same.
There were many times my pants were so thin I could sit on a dime...
Observation is an old man's memory.