Laws are like cobwebs, which may catch small flies, but let wasps and hornets break through.
Quote by Jonathan Swift
Jonathan Swift Quotes
Happiness is a perpetual possession of being well-deceived
Politics, as the word is commonly understood, are nothing but corruption.
Positiveness is a good quality for preachers and speakers because, whoever shares his thoughts with...
Some men, under the notion of weeding out prejudices, eradicate virtue, honesty, and religion
Ambition often puts men upon doing the meanest offices; so climbing is performed in the...
He was a fiddler, and consequently a rogue.
My nose itched, and I knew I should drink wine or kiss a fool.
Censure is the tax a man pays to the public for being eminent.
Vision is the art of seeing things invisible.
Promises and pie crusts are made to be broken.
Most sorts of diversion in men, children and other animals, are in imitation of fighting.
Every dog must have his day.
A lie is an excuse guarded
Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.
There is nothing constant in this world but inconsistency.
The want of belief is a defect that ought to be concealed when it cannot...
I have now lost my barrier between me and death; God grant I may live...
Principally I hate and detest that animal called man; although I heartily love John, Peter,...
It is in men as in soils where sometimes there is a vein of gold...
No wise man ever wished to be younger.