May you live every day of your life.
When the world has once begun to use us ill, it afterwards continues the same treatment with less scruple or ceremony, as men do to a whore.
Dignity, high station, or great riches are in some sort necessary to old men, in order to keep the younger at a distance, who are otherwise too apt to insult them upon the score of their age.
Zsa Zsa Gabor, when asked which of the Gabor women was the oldest, said "She'll never admit it, but I believe it is Mama." When men grow virtuous in their old age, they only make a sacrifice to God of the devil's leavings.
No wise man ever wished to be younger.
We are so fond of each other because our ailments are the same.
An excuse is a lie guarded.
111 company is like a dog, who dirts those most whom he loves best.
When a true genius appears in the world you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.
Vision is the art of seeing things invisible.
When the world has once begun to use us ill, and afterwards continues the same treatment with less scruple or ceremony, as men do to a whore.
May you live all the days of your life.
I always love to begin a journey on Sundays, because I shall have the prayers of the church to preserve all that travel by land, or by water.
Brutes find out where their talents lie; a bear will not attempt to fly.
And he gave it for his opinion, that whoever could make two ears of corn, or two blades of grass, to grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew before, would deserve better of mankind and do more essential service to his country, than the whole race of politicians put together.
Most sorts of diversion in men, children and other animals, are in imitation of fighting.
Proper words in proper places, make the true definition of a style.
We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another.
Falsehood flies, and truth comes limping after it, so that when men come to be undeceived, it is too late; the jest is over, and the tale hath had its effect: like a man, who hath thought of a good repartee when the discourse is changed, or the company parted; or like a physician, who hath found out an infallible medicine, after the patient is dead.
The tiny Lilliputians surmise that Gulliver's watch may be his god, because it is that which, he admits, he seldom does anything without consulting.