Laws are like cobwebs, which may catch small flies, but let wasps and hornets break through.
Quote by Jonathan Swift
Jonathan Swift Quotes
A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart.
There is nothing constant in this world but inconsistency.
Flattery is the worst and falsest way of showing our esteem
The proper words in the proper places are the true definition of style.
Vision is the art of seeing things invisible.
Words are but wind; and learning is nothing but words; ergo, learning is nothing but...
There are few, very few, that will own themselves in a mistake.
Every dog must have his day.
Nothing is so hard for those who abound in riches as to conceive how others...
Interest is the spur of the people, but glory that of great souls. Invention is...
The latter part of a wise person's life is occupied with curing the follies, prejudices...
Men are happy to be laughed at for their humor, but not for their folly.
A lie does not consist in the indirect position of words, but in the desire...
I wonder what fool it was that first invented kissing.
The want of belief is a defect that ought to be concealed when it cannot...
Censure is the tax a man pays to the public for being eminent.
If Heaven had looked upon riches to be a valuable thing, it would not have...
Nothing is so great an example of bad manners as flattery. If you flatter all...
It is the folly of too many to mistake the echo of a London coffee-house...
Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.