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Type: Writer
Nationality: Irish
Date of Birth: 30/11/1667
Date of Death: 19/10/1745




 

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We are so fond on one another because our ailments are the same.
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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.
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Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.
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I never knew a man come to greatness or eminence who lay abed late in the morning.
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Good manners is the art of making those people easy with whom we converse. Whoever makes the fewest people uneasy is the best bred in the room.
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Censure is the tax a man pays to the public for being eminent.
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Every man desires to live long, but no man wishes to be old.
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When a true genius appears in this world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.
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The power of fortune is confessed only by the miserable, for the happy impute all their success to prudence or merit.
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Nothing is so hard for those who abound in riches as to conceive how others can be in want.
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For in reason, all government without the consent of the governed is the very definition of slavery.
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A tavern is a place where madness is sold by the bottle.
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Books, the children of the brain.
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Vision is the art of seeing the invisible.
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Ambition often puts men upon doing the meanest offices; so climbing is performed in the same posture with creeping.
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