'T is an old maxim in the schools, That flattery 's the food of fools; Yet now and then your men of wit Will condescend to take a bit.
Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745)
Source: Cadenus and Vanessa.
Contributed by: Zaady
When a true genius appears in the world you may know him by this sign: that all the dunces are in confederation against him.
Source: Thoughts on Various Subjects
When a true genius appears in this world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.
So geographers, in Afric maps, With savage pictures fill their gaps, And o'er unhabitable downs Place elephants for want of towns.
Source: On Poetry, a Rhapsody
She has more goodness in her little finger than he has in his whole body.
Source: Polite Conversation
So, naturalists observe, a flea Hath smaller fleas that on him prey; And these have smaller fleas to bite 'em, And so proceed ad infinitum. Thus every poet, in his kind, Is bit by him that comes behind.
It is impossible that anything so natural, so necessary, and so universal as death should ever have been designed by Providence as an evil to mankind.
The best doctors in the world are Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet. and Doctor Merryman.
Every dog must have his day.
Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.
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