Where there are large powers with little ambition... nature may be said to have fallen short of her purposes.
Quote by Jonathan Swift
Nothing is so hard for those who abound in riches as to conceive how others...
Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.
Promises and pie-crust are made to be broken.
Two friendships in two breasts requires The same aversions and desires.
When a true genius appears in this world, you may know him by this sign,...
Politics, as the word is commonly understood, are nothing but corruption.
Censure is the tax a man pays to the public for being eminent.
I never wonder to see men wicked, but I often wonder to see them not...
A lie does not consist in the indirect position of words, but in the desire...
Laws are best explained, interpreted and applied by those whose interest and abilities lie in...
Laws are like cobwebs, which may catch small flies, but let wasps and hornets break...
I've always believed no matter how many shots I miss, I'm going to make the...
Every dog must have his day.
No wise man ever wished to be younger.
No man was ever so completely skilled in the conduct of life, as not to...
Observation is an old man's memory.
A nice man is a man of nasty ideas.
Ambition often puts men upon doing the meanest offices; so climbing is performed in the...
Ambition often puts Men upon doing the meanest offices; so climbing is performed in the...
Of all kinds of ambition, that which pursues poetical fame is the wildest