The stoical scheme of supplying our wants by lopping off our desires, is like cutting off our feet when we want shoes.
More Quotes from Jonathan Swift:Last week I saw a woman flayed, and you will hardly believe how much it altered her person for the worse.
She looks as if butter wouldn't melt in her mouth.
Pride, ill nature, and want of sense are the three great sources of ill manners without some one of these defects, no man will behave himself ill for want of experience, or what, in the language of fools, is called knowing the world
War is the child of Pride, and Pride the daughter of Riches.
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.
Bachelor's fare Bread and cheese, and kisses.
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