The best doctors in the world are Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet. and Doctor Merryman.
Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745)
Source: Polite Conversation
Contributed by: Zaady
Every dog must have his day.
Argument, as usually managed, is the worst sort of conversation, as in books it is generally the worst sort of reading.
That the universe was formed by a fortuitous concourse of atoms, I will no more believe than that the accidental jumbling of the alphabet would fall into a most ingenious treatise of philosophy.
If it had been a bear it would have bit you.
Source: Polite Conversation. Dialogue i.
There's none so blind as they that won't see.
Do you think I was born in a wood to be afraid of an owl?
I won't quarrel with my bread and butter.
It is is men as in soils where sometimes there is a vein of gold which the owner knows not.
She wears her clothes as if they were thrown on with a pitchfork.
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