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Instead of dirt and poison, we have rather chosen to fill our
hives with honey and wax, thus furnishing read more

Instead of dirt and poison, we have rather chosen to fill our
hives with honey and wax, thus furnishing mankind with the two
noblest of things, which are sweetness and light.

by Jonathan Swift Found in: Sweetness Quotes,
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A man should never be ashamed to own that he has been in the wrong, which is but saying... that read more

A man should never be ashamed to own that he has been in the wrong, which is but saying... that he is wiser today than yesterday.

by Jonathan Swift Found in: Shame Quotes,
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A bad man becomes worse when he apes a saint.

A bad man becomes worse when he apes a saint.

by Jonathan Swift Found in: General Sayings,
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Never sleeping, still awake,
Pleasing most when most I speak;
The delight of old and young,
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Never sleeping, still awake,
Pleasing most when most I speak;
The delight of old and young,
Though I speak without a tongue.
Nought but one thing can confound me,
Many voices joining round me,
Then I fret, and rave, and gabble,
Like the labourers of Babel.

by Jonathan Swift Found in: Echo Quotes,
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Positiveness is a good quality for preachers and speakers because, whoever shares his thoughts with the public will convince them read more

Positiveness is a good quality for preachers and speakers because, whoever shares his thoughts with the public will convince them as he himself appears convinced.

by Jonathan Swift Found in: Optimism Quotes,
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