The greatest inventions were produced in the times of ignorance, as the use of the compass, gunpowder, and printing
Quote by Jonathan Swift
Most sorts of diversion in men, children and other animals, are in imitation of fighting.
Promises and pie-crust are made to be broken.
Human brutes, like other beasts, find snares and poison in the provision of life, and...
Censure is the tax a man pays to the public for being eminent.
When a true genius appears in this world, you may know him by this sign,...
One enemy can do more hurt than ten friends can do good.
Power is no blessing in itself, except when it is used to protect the innocent.
The latter part of a wise person's life is occupied with curing the follies, prejudices...
What they do in heaven we are ignorant of; what they do not do we...
Some men, under the notion of weeding out prejudices, eradicate virtue, honesty, and religion
Every dog must have his day.
Better belly burst than good liquor be lost.
Laws are best explained, interpreted and applied by those whose interest and abilities lie in...
Nothing is so great an example of bad manners as flattery. If you flatter all...
It is the folly of too many to mistake the echo of a London coffee-house...
There are few, very few, that will own themselves in a mistake.
Once kick the world, and the world and you will live together at a reasonably...
No wise man ever wished to be younger.
A tavern is a place where madness is sold by the bottle.
When a true genius appears, you can know him by this sign: that all the...