Invention is the talent of youth, as judgment is of age.
Quote by Jonathan Swift
As blushing will sometimes make a whore pass for a virtuous woman, so modesty may...
There are few, very few, that will own themselves in a mistake.
Books, the children of the brain.
Vanity is a mark of humility rather than of pride.
The latter part of a wise person's life is occupied with curing the follies, prejudices...
My nose itched, and I knew I should drink wine or kiss a fool.
When men grow virtuous in their old age, they are merely making a sacrifice to...
There is nothing constant in this world but inconsistency.
It is the folly of too many to mistake the echo of a London coffee-house...
Ambition often puts men upon doing the meanest offices; so climbing is performed in the...
All fits of pleasure are balanced by an equal degree of pain or languor; it...
When a true genius appears in this world, you may know him by this sign,...
It is in men as in soils where sometimes there is a vein of gold...
We have enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love...
Power is no blessing in itself, except when it is used to protect the innocent.
Politics, as the word is commonly understood, are nothing but corruptions.
What they do in heaven we are ignorant of; what they do not do we...
No wise man ever wished to be younger.
We are so fond on one another because our ailments are the same.
The proper words in the proper places are the true definition of style.