When men grow virtuous in their old age, they are merely making a sacrifice to God of the Devil's leavings.
Quote by Jonathan Swift
It is the folly of too many to mistake the echo of a London coffee-house...
A lie does not consist in the indirect position of words, but in the desire...
Promises and pie-crust are made to be broken.
Happiness is a perpetual possession of being well-deceived
Two friendships in two breasts requires The same aversions and desires.
Some people take more care to hide their wisdom, than their folly.
Every dog must have his day.
Observation is an old man's memory.
The greatest inventions were produced in the times of ignorance, as the use of the...
It is in men as in soils where sometimes there is a vein of gold...
Some men, under the notion of weeding out prejudices, eradicate virtue, honesty, and religion
Power is no blessing in itself, except when it is used to protect the innocent.
Men are happy to be laughed at for their humor, but not for their folly.
Every man desires to live long, but no man wishes to be old.
Your notions of friendship are new to me; I believe every man is born with...
Our passions are like convulsion fits, which, though they make us stronger for the time,...
The best doctors in the world are Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet, and Doctor Merryman
Better belly burst than good liquor be lost.
Although men are accused of not knowing their own weakness, yet perhaps few know their...
It is impossible that anything so natural, so necessary, and so universal as death, should...