Words are but wind; and learning is nothing but words; ergo, learning is nothing but wind.
Quote by Jonathan Swift
Jonathan Swift Quotes
It is impossible that anything so natural, so necessary, and so universal as death, should...
It is the folly of too many to mistake the echo of a London coffee-house...
My nose itched, and I knew I should drink wine or kiss a fool.
Nothing is so great an example of bad manners as flattery. If you flatter all...
Invention is the talent of youth, as judgment is of age.
Some men, under the notion of weeding out prejudices, eradicate virtue, honesty, and religion
The greatest inventions were produced in the times of ignorance, as the use of the...
Books, the children of the brain.
Every dog must have his day.
No preacher is listened to but time, which gives us the same train and turn...
There are few, very few, that will own themselves in a mistake.
The power of fortune is confessed only by the miserable, for the happy impute all...
A lie is an excuse guarded
As blushing will sometimes make a whore pass for a virtuous woman, so modesty may...
A man should never be ashamed to own that he has been in the wrong,...
Where there are large powers with little ambition... nature may be said to have fallen...
The best doctors in the world are Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet, and Doctor Merryman
A wise person should have money in their head, but not in their heart.
Human brutes, like other beasts, find snares and poison in the provision of life, and...
Vanity is a mark of humility rather than of pride.