Good manners is the art of making those people easy with whom we converse. Whoever makes the fewest people uneasy is the best bred in the room.
Quote by Jonathan Swift
Jonathan Swift Quotes
We have enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love...
Promises and pie-crust are made to be broken.
One enemy can do more hurt than ten friends can do good.
Nothing is so great an example of bad manners as flattery. If you flatter all...
Don't set your wit against a child.
The power of fortune is confessed only by the miserable, for the happy impute all...
Interest is the spur of the people, but glory that of great souls. Invention is...
Your notions of friendship are new to me; I believe every man is born with...
It is in men as in soils where sometimes there is a vein of gold...
Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.
Invention is the talent of youth, as judgment is of age.
Ambition often puts men upon doing the meanest offices; so climbing is performed in the...
The proper words in the proper places are the true definition of style.
When a true genius appears in this world, you may know him by this sign,...
Most sorts of diversion in men, children and other animals, are in imitation of fighting.
Observation is an old man's memory.
Where there are large powers with little ambition... nature may be said to have fallen...
Reason is a very light rider, and easily shook off
Why is this thus? What is the reason for this thusness?
Reason transformed into prejudice is the worst form of prejudice, because reason is the only...