Men are happy to be laughed at for their humor, but not for their folly.
Quote by Jonathan Swift
When a true genius appears, you can know him by this sign: that all the...
It is impossible that anything so natural, so necessary, and so universal as death, should...
Some people take more care to hide their wisdom, than their folly.
Interest is the spur of the people, but glory that of great souls. Invention is...
The stoical scheme of supplying our wants by lopping off our desires, is like cutting...
Our passions are like convulsion fits, which, though they make us stronger for the time,...
Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.
How is it possible to expect mankind to take advice when they will not so...
Words are but wind; and learning is nothing but words; ergo, learning is nothing but...
Reason is a very light rider, and easily shook off
He was a bold man that first eat on oyster.
My nose itched, and I knew I should drink wine or kiss a fool.
Where I am not understood, it shall be concluded that something very useful and profound...
Two friendships in two breasts requires The same aversions and desires.
The best doctors in the world are Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet, and Doctor Merryman.
Nothing is so hard for those who abound in riches as to conceive how others...
Everybody wants to live forever, but nobody wants to grow old.
Ambition often puts men upon doing the meanest offices; so climbing is performed in the...
I won't be happy till I'm as famous as God.
He who sacrifices his conscience to ambition burns a picture to obtain the ashes