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A wise person should have money in their head, but not in their heart.
Money
Jonathan Swift

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All human race would be wits. And millions miss, for one that hits.
Jokes and Jokers
Jonathan Swift

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As love without esteem is capricious and volatile; esteem without love is languid and cold.
Love
Jonathan Swift

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Better belly burst than good liquor be lost.
Alcohol and Alcoholism
Jonathan Swift

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Censure is the tax a man pays to the public for being eminent.
Censure
Jonathan Swift

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Come, agree, the law's costly.
Law Suits
Jonathan Swift

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Complaint is the largest tribute Heaven receives.
Complaints and Complaining
Jonathan Swift

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Don't set your wit against a child.
Parents and Parenting
Jonathan Swift

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Every one desires to live long, but no one would be old.
Age and Aging
Jonathan Swift

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Faith! he must make his stories shorter or change his comrades once a quarter.
Anecdotes
Jonathan Swift

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Happiness is a perpetual possession of being well deceived.
Happiness
Jonathan Swift

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I never knew a man come to greatness or eminence who lay abed late in the morning.
Greatness
Jonathan Swift

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I never wonder to see men wicked, but I often wonder to see them not ashamed.
Shame
Jonathan Swift

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I wonder what fool it was that first invented kissing.
Kisses and Kissing
Jonathan Swift

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Invention is the talent of youth, as judgment is of age.
Invention and Inventor
Jonathan Swift

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It was a bold person that first ate an oyster.
Risk
Jonathan Swift

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May you live all the days of your life.
Life and Living
Jonathan Swift

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Men are happy to be laughed at for their humor, but not for their folly.
Men
Jonathan Swift

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No wise man ever wished to be younger.
Age and Aging
Jonathan Swift

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Nothing is so hard for those who abound in riches to conceive how others can be in want.
Charity
Jonathan Swift

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Observation is an old man's memory.
Memory
Jonathan Swift

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One enemy can do more hurt than ten friends can do good.
Enemies
Jonathan Swift

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Poor nations are hungry, and rich nations are proud; and pride and hunger will ever be at variance.
Nations
Jonathan Swift

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Power is no blessing in itself, except when it is used to protect the innocent.
Power
Jonathan Swift

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Pretense is the overrating of any kind of knowledge we pretend to.
Exaggeration
Jonathan Swift

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Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
[ Research ] Wernher Von Braun