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    I wear my Pen as others do their Sword.
    To each affronting sot I meet, the word
    Is Satisfaction: straight to thrusts I go,
    And pointed satire runs him through and through.

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It is difficult not to write satire.
[Lat., Difficile est satiram non scribere.]

It is difficult not to write satire.
[Lat., Difficile est satiram non scribere.]

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Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer,
And without sneering teach the rest to sneer;
Willing read more

Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer,
And without sneering teach the rest to sneer;
Willing to wound, and yet afraid to strike,
Just hint a fault, and hesitate dislike;
Alike reserv'd to blame, or to commend,
A tim'rous foe, and a suspicious friend.

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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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There are, to whom my satire seems too bold;
Scarce to wise Peter complaisant enough,
And something read more

There are, to whom my satire seems too bold;
Scarce to wise Peter complaisant enough,
And something said of Chartres much too rough.

by Alexander Pope Found in: Satire Quotes,
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Satire lies about literary men while they live and eulogy lies
about them when they die.
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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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Satire is what closes Saturday night.

Satire is what closes Saturday night.

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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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Satire or sense, alas! Can Sporus feel?
Who breaks a butterfly upon a wheel?

Satire or sense, alas! Can Sporus feel?
Who breaks a butterfly upon a wheel?

by Alexander Pope Found in: Satire Quotes,
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