One of the best rules in conversation is, never to say a thing which any of the company can reasonably wish had been left unsaid
Quote by Jonathan Swift
Everybody wants to live forever, but nobody wants to grow old.
Some men, under the notion of weeding out prejudices, eradicate virtue, honesty, and religion
Vision is the art of seeing things invisible.
A nice man is a man of nasty ideas.
We have enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love...
Most sorts of diversion in men, children and other animals, are in imitation of fighting.
Every man desires to live long, but no man wishes to be old.
Two friendships in two breasts requires The same aversions and desires.
Venus, a beautiful, good-natured lady, was the goddess of love; Juno, a terrible shrew, the...
Good manners is the art of making those people easy with whom we converse. Whoever...
One enemy can do more hurt than ten friends can do good.
I never wonder to see men wicked, but I often wonder to see them not...
It is in men as in soils where sometimes there is a vein of gold...
A man should never be ashamed to own that he has been in the wrong,...
There is nothing constant in this world but inconsistency.
Observation is an old man's memory.
For in reason, all government without the consent of the governed is the very definition...
Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.
The stoical scheme of supplying our wants by lopping off our desires, is like cutting...
Under this window in stormy weather I marry this man and woman together; Let none...