Where there are large powers with little ambition... nature may be said to have fallen short of her purposes.
Quote by Jonathan Swift
Every man desires to live long, but no man wishes to be old.
I have almost done with harridans, and shall soon become old enough to fall in...
Most sorts of diversion in men, children and other animals, are in imitation of fighting.
Good manners is the art of making those people easy with whom we converse. Whoever...
Human brutes, like other beasts, find snares and poison in the provision of life, and...
A nice man is a man of nasty ideas.
Under this window in stormy weather I marry this man and woman together; Let none...
Vanity is a mark of humility rather than of pride.
Promises and pie crusts are made to be broken.
No wise man ever wished to be younger.
A lie does not consist in the indirect position of words, but in the desire...
Our passions are like convulsion fits, which, though they make us stronger for the time,...
How is it possible to expect mankind to take advice when they will not so...
He was a bold man that first eat on oyster.
Observation is an old man's memory.
As love without esteem is capricious and volatile; esteem without love is languid and cold.
It is the folly of too many to mistake the echo of a London coffee-house...
Don't set your wit against a child.
Principally I hate and detest that animal called man; although I heartily love John, Peter,...
Where I am not understood, it shall be concluded that something very useful and profound...