Nothing is so great an example of bad manners as flattery. If you flatter all the company, you please none; If you flatter only one or two, you offend the rest.
Quote by Jonathan Swift
Jonathan Swift Quotes
Politics, as the word is commonly understood, are nothing but corruptions.
The want of belief is a defect that ought to be concealed when it cannot...
He was a fiddler, and consequently a rogue.
Under this window in stormy weather I marry this man and woman together; Let none...
Venus, a beautiful, good-natured lady, was the goddess of love; Juno, a terrible shrew, the...
Vision is the art of seeing things invisible.
My nose itched, and I knew I should drink wine or kiss a fool.
When a true genius appears, you can know him by this sign: that all the...
Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.
Although men are accused of not knowing their own weakness, yet perhaps few know their...
A wise person should have money in their head, but not in their heart.
For in reason, all government without the consent of the governed is the very definition...
There are few, very few, that will own themselves in a mistake.
May you live all the days of your life.
I never wonder to see men wicked, but I often wonder to see them not...
Laws are best explained, interpreted and applied by those whose interest and abilities lie in...
One enemy can do more hurt than ten friends can do good.
Your notions of friendship are new to me; I believe every man is born with...
The richer your friends, the more they will cost you.
A friend is a present you give to yourself.
It is the same in love as in war; a fortress that parleys is half...