I wonder what fool it was that first invented kissing.
Quote by Jonathan Swift
Jonathan Swift Quotes
Every dog must have his day.
Flattery is the worst and falsest way of showing our esteem
Principally I hate and detest that animal called man; although I heartily love John, Peter,...
A lie is an excuse guarded
Ambition often puts men upon doing the meanest offices; so climbing is performed in the...
A lie does not consist in the indirect position of words, but in the desire...
Where there are large powers with little ambition... nature may be said to have fallen...
A man should never be ashamed to own that he has been in the wrong,...
Proper words in proper places make the true definiton of style.
No man was ever so completely skilled in the conduct of life, as not to...
My nose itched, and I knew I should drink wine or kiss a fool.
Happiness is the perpetual possession of being well deceived.
I have now lost my barrier between me and death; God grant I may live...
It is a maxim among these lawyers, that whatever hath been done before, may legally...
He was a fiddler, and consequently a rogue.
There are few, very few, that will own themselves in a mistake.
How is it possible to expect mankind to take advice when they will not so...
Invention is the talent of youth, as judgment is of age.
The passions grafted on wounded pride are the most inveterate; they are green and vigorous...
The old believe everything; the middle aged suspect everything: the young know everything.
Half a truth is better than no politics.