Reason is a very light rider, and easily shook off
Quote by Jonathan Swift
Nothing is so great an example of bad manners as flattery. If you flatter all...
Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.
Proper words in proper places make the true definiton of style.
Invention is the talent of youth, as judgment is of age.
Men are happy to be laughed at for their humor, but not for their folly.
Where there are large powers with little ambition... nature may be said to have fallen...
Principally I hate and detest that animal called man; although I heartily love John, Peter,...
A lie is an excuse guarded
It is the folly of too many to mistake the echo of a London coffee-house...
One of the best rules in conversation is, never to say a thing which any...
One enemy can do more hurt than ten friends can do good.
A nice man is a man of nasty ideas.
Argument, as usually managed, is the worst sort of conversation, as in books it is...
Some people take more care to hide their wisdom, than their folly.
The stoical scheme of supplying our wants by lopping off our desires, is like cutting...
I have almost done with harridans, and shall soon become old enough to fall in...
There are few, very few, that will own themselves in a mistake.
Under this window in stormy weather I marry this man and woman together; Let none...
May you live all the days of your life.
I never saw, heard, nor read, that the clergy were beloved in any nation where...