Where I am not understood, it shall be concluded that something very useful and profound is couched underneath.
Quote by Jonathan Swift
Jonathan Swift Quotes
Nothing is so great an example of bad manners as flattery. If you flatter all...
We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us...
Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.
Books, the children of the brain.
Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their...
How is it possible to expect mankind to take advice when they will not so...
Our passions are like convulsion fits, which, though they make us stronger for the time,...
A lie is an excuse guarded
Politics, as the word is commonly understood, are nothing but corruption.
Most sorts of diversion in men, children and other animals, are in imitation of fighting.
The want of belief is a defect that ought to be concealed when it cannot...
He was a bold man that first eat on oyster.
I never knew a man come to greatness or eminence who lay abed late in...
A tavern is a place where madness is sold by the bottle.
Promises and pie-crust are made to be broken.
Observation is an old man's memory.
I never wonder to see men wicked, but I often wonder to see them not...
The latter part of a wise person's life is occupied with curing the follies, prejudices...
Better belly burst than good liquor be lost.
Under this window in stormy weather I marry this man and woman together; Let none...