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
There are few, very few, that will own themselves in a mistake.
Proper words in proper places make the true definiton of style.
The greatest inventions were produced in the times of ignorance, as the use of the...
Nothing is so hard for those who abound in riches as to conceive how others...
Invention is the talent of youth, as judgment is of age.
My nose itched, and I knew I should drink wine or kiss a fool.
Where there are large powers with little ambition... nature may be said to have fallen...
All fits of pleasure are balanced by an equal degree of pain or languor; it...
A lie does not consist in the indirect position of words, but in the desire...
A tavern is a place where madness is sold by the bottle.
There is nothing constant in this world but inconsistency.
Men are happy to be laughed at for their humor, but not for their folly.
Where I am not understood, it shall be concluded that something very useful and profound...
I never saw, heard, nor read, that the clergy were beloved in any nation where...
Ambition often puts men upon doing the meanest offices; so climbing is performed in the...
One of the best rules in conversation is, never to say a thing which any...
I have now lost my barrier between me and death; God grant I may live...
Charity isn't a good substitute for justice
And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness
Charity sees the need, not the cause