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
Power is no blessing in itself, except when it is used to protect the innocent.
Human brutes, like other beasts, find snares and poison in the provision of life, and...
A nice man is a man of nasty ideas.
A wise person should have money in their head, but not in their heart.
When men grow virtuous in their old age, they are merely making a sacrifice to...
Words are but wind; and learning is nothing but words; ergo, learning is nothing but...
He was a bold man that first eat on oyster.
Every dog must have his day.
The want of belief is a defect that ought to be concealed when it cannot...
Flattery is the worst and falsest way of showing our esteem
Happiness is the perpetual possession of being well deceived.
Ambition often puts men upon doing the meanest offices; so climbing is performed in the...
Books, the children of the brain.
Politics, as the word is commonly understood, are nothing but corruptions.
A man should never be ashamed to own that he has been in the wrong,...
Some men, under the notion of weeding out prejudices, eradicate virtue, honesty, and religion
No wise man ever wished to be younger.
Politics, as the word is commonly understood, are nothing but corruption.
One must beware of ministers who can do nothing without money, and those who want...
Life is a corrupting process from the time a child learns to play his mother...
When people travel here from across the country, they shed jealousies and politics and prejudices.....