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    Satire should, like a polished razor keen,
    Wound with a touch that's scarcely felt or seen.
    Thine is an oyster knife, that hacks and hews;
    The rage but not the talent to abuse.

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Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally
discover everybody's face but their own.

Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally
discover everybody's face but their own.

by Jonathan Swift Found in: Satire Quotes,
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It is a pretty mocking of the life.

It is a pretty mocking of the life.

by William Shakespeare Found in: Satire Quotes,
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Satire lies about literary men while they live and eulogy lies
about them when they die.
[Fr., La read more

Satire lies about literary men while they live and eulogy lies
about them when they die.
[Fr., La satire ment sur les gens de lettres pendant leur vie, et
l'eloge ment apres leur mort.]

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I'll publish, right or wrong: / Fools are my theme, let satire be my song.

I'll publish, right or wrong: / Fools are my theme, let satire be my song.

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Men are more satirical from vanity than from malice.

Men are more satirical from vanity than from malice.

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Unless a love of virtue light the flame,
Satire is, more than those he brands, to blame;
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Unless a love of virtue light the flame,
Satire is, more than those he brands, to blame;
He hides behind a magisterial air
He own offences, and strips others' bare.

by William Cowper Found in: Satire Quotes,
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Why should we fear; and what? The laws?
They all are armed in virtue's cause;
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Why should we fear; and what? The laws?
They all are armed in virtue's cause;
And aiming at the self-same end,
Satire is always virtue's friend.

by Charles Churchill Found in: Satire Quotes,
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The artist, like the God of the creation, remains within or
behind or beyond or above his handiwork, invisible, read more

The artist, like the God of the creation, remains within or
behind or beyond or above his handiwork, invisible, refined out
of existence, indifferent, paring his fingernails.

by James Joyce Found in: Satire Quotes,
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Satire's my weapon, but I'm too discreet
To run amuck and tilt at all I meet.

Satire's my weapon, but I'm too discreet
To run amuck and tilt at all I meet.

by Alexander Pope Found in: Satire Quotes,
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