A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart.

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Ambition often puts men upon doing the meanest offices; so climbing is performed in the same posture with creeping. Miscellanies 1711

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As blushing will sometimes make a whore pass for a virtuous woman, so modesty may make a fool seem a man of sense.

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Fine words! I wonder where you stole them.

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Happiness is the perpetual possession of being well deceived.

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He was a bold man that first ate an oyster.

Jonathan Swift #Authors

I have been assured by a very knowing American of my acquaintance in London, that a young healthy child well nursed is at a year old a most delicious, nourishing, and wholesome food, whether stewed, roasted, baked, or boiled, and I make no doubt that it will equally serve in a fricassee, or a ragout. "A Modest Proposal"

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I row after health like a waterman...

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I wonder what fool it was that first invented kissing.

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It is impossible that anything so natural, so necessary, and so universal as death, should ever have been designed by Providence as an evil to mankind.

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