Your notions of friendship are new to me; I believe every man is born with his quantum, and he cannot give to one without robbing another. I very well know to whom I would give the first place in my…
Quote by Jonathan Swift
Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their...
The stoical scheme of supplying our wants by lopping off our desires, is like cutting...
As blushing will sometimes make a whore pass for a virtuous woman, so modesty may...
I never wonder to see men wicked, but I often wonder to see them not...
Everybody wants to live forever, but nobody wants to grow old.
Vanity is a mark of humility rather than of pride.
Human brutes, like other beasts, find snares and poison in the provision of life, and...
Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.
We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us...
May you live all the days of your life.
Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.
As love without esteem is capricious and volatile; esteem without love is languid and cold.
Nothing is so hard for those who abound in riches as to conceive how others...
Promises and pie crusts are made to be broken.
We are so fond on one another because our ailments are the same.
My nose itched, and I knew I should drink wine or kiss a fool.
Where I am not understood, it shall be concluded that something very useful and profound...
Power is no blessing in itself, except when it is used to protect the innocent.
Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.
I like power and I like to use it.