Whatever the poets pretend, it is plain they give immortality to none but themselves it is Homer and Virgil we reverence and admire, not Achilles and Aeneas
Better belly burst than good liquor be lost
Happiness is a perpetual possession of being well-deceived
Happiness is the perpetual possession of being well deceived.
Complaint is the largest tribute Heaven receives
What they do in heaven we are ignorant of what they do not we are told expressly
Laws are best explained, interpreted and applied by those whose interest and abilities lie in perverting, confounding and eluding them
Reason is a very light rider, and easily shook off
He has been eight years upon a project for extracting sunbeams out of cucumbers, which were to be put in phials hermetically sealed, and let out to warm the air in raw inclement summers.
A footman may swear but he cannot swear like a lord. He can swear as often but can he swear with equal delicacy, propriety, and judgment
Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own which is the chief reason for that kind of reception it meets in the world, and that so very few are offended with it.
It was a bold person that first ate an oyster.
Come, agree, the law's costly.
What they do in heaven we are ignorant of what they do not do we are told expressly.
Men are happy to be laughed at for their humor, but not for their folly.
Human brutes, like other beasts, find snares and poison in the provision of life, and are allured by their appetites to their destruction.
He was a bold man that first eat on oyster.
Principally I hate and detest that animal called man although I heartily love John, Peter, Thomas, and so forth.
Nothing is so hard for those who abound in riches as to conceive how others can be in want.
Better belly burst than good liquor be lost.
Don't set your wit against a child.
It is in men as in soils where sometimes there is a vein of gold which the owner knows not.
There is nothing in this world constant but inconstancy.
When a true genius appears, you can know him by this sign that all the dunces are in a confederacy against him.
One enemy can do more hurt than ten friends can do good.