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Quote Left Satire is a sort of glass wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own; which is the chief reason for that kind reception it meets with in the world, and that so very few are offended with it. Quote Right
Quote Left I have been assured by a very knowing American of my acquaintance in London, that a young healthy child, well nursed, is at a year old, a most delicious, nourishing, and wholesome food, whether stewed, roasted, baked, or boiled; and I make no doubt that it will equally serve in a fricassee, or a ragout. Quote Right
Quote Left Coffee makes us severe, and grave, and philosophical. Quote Right
Quote Left It is the folly of too many to mistake the echo of a London coffee-house for the voice of the kingdom. Quote Right
Quote Left She wears her clothes as if they were thrown on with a pitchfork. Quote Right
Quote Left She wears her clothes as if they were thrown on with a pitch folk. Quote Right
Quote Left I have been assured by a very knowing American of my acquaintance in London, that a young healthy child well nursed is at a year old a most delicious, nourishing, and wholesome food, whether stewed, roasted, baked, or boiled, and I make no doubt that it will equally serve in a fricassee, or a ragout. Quote Right
Quote Left It is as hard to satirize well a man of distinguished vices, as to praise well a man of distinguished virtues. Quote Right
Quote Left The stoical scheme of supplying our wants by lopping off our desires, is like cutting off our feet when we want shoes. Quote Right
Quote Left How is it possible to expect mankind to take advice when they will not so much as take warning Quote Right
Quote Left I never saw, heard, nor read, that the clergy were beloved in any nation where Christianity was the religion of the country. Nothing can render them popular, but some degree of persecution. Quote Right
Quote Left When a true genius appears in the world you may know him by this sign: that all the dunces are in confederacy against him. Quote Right
Quote Left Censure is the tax a man pays to the public for being eminent. Quote Right
Quote Left A wise person should have money in their head, but not in their heart. Quote Right
Quote Left We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love on another. Quote Right
Quote Left Laws are like cobwebs, which may catch small flies, but let wasps and hornets break through Quote Right
Quote Left There were many times my pants were so thin I could sit on a dime and tell if it was heads or tails. Quote Right
Quote Left No wise man ever wished to be younger. Quote Right
Quote Left The best doctors in the world are Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet, and Doctor Merryman. Quote Right
Quote Left I wont quarrel with my bread and butter. Quote Right
Quote Left Ambition often puts men upon doing the meanest offices; so climbing is performed in the same posture with creeping. Quote Right
Quote Left Politics, as the word is commonly understood, are nothing but corruptions. Quote Right
Quote Left It is in men as in soils where sometimes there is a vein of gold which the owner knows not of, and in your nature, there lies hidden rich mines of thought and purpose awaiting your development Quote Right
Quote Left 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 Quote Right
Quote Left May you live all the days of your life. Quote Right
Quote Left He was a bold man that first ate an oyster. Quote Right
Quote Left As blushing will sometimes make a whore pass for a virtuous woman, so modesty may make a fool seem a man of sense. Quote Right
Quote Left In the school of political projectors, I was but ill entertained, the professors appearing, in my judgment, wholly out of their senses; which ... Quote Right
Quote Left Vanity is a mark of humility rather than of pride. Quote Right
Quote Left I never wonder to see men wicked, but I often wonder to see them not ashamed. Quote Right
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