Politics, as the word is commonly understood, are nothing but corruption.
Quote by Jonathan Swift
It is impossible that anything so natural, so necessary, and so universal as death, should...
Nothing is so great an example of bad manners as flattery. If you flatter all...
Flattery is the worst and falsest way of showing our esteem
Men are happy to be laughed at for their humor, but not for their folly.
There is nothing constant in this world but inconsistency.
Where I am not understood, it shall be concluded that something very useful and profound...
As blushing will sometimes make a whore pass for a virtuous woman, so modesty may...
May you live every day of your life.
Proper words in proper places make the true definiton of style.
A man should never be ashamed to own that he has been in the wrong,...
Promises and pie crusts are made to be broken.
Words are but wind; and learning is nothing but words; ergo, learning is nothing but...
It is in men as in soils where sometimes there is a vein of gold...
We have enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love...
A nice man is a man of nasty ideas.
As love without esteem is capricious and volatile; esteem without love is languid and cold.
When men grow virtuous in their old age, they are merely making a sacrifice to...
Power is no blessing in itself, except when it is used to protect the innocent.
Power always has to be kept in check; power exercised in secret, especially under the...
Power is when you have every justification to kill someone, and then you don't