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Irish Author and Satirist of prose, 1667-1745
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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“As love without esteem is capricious and volatile; esteem without love is languid and cold.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“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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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“That the universe was formed by a fortuitous concourse of atoms, I will no more believe than that the accidental jumbling of the alphabet would fall into a most ingenious treatise of philosophy”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“For the rest, whatever we have got has been by infinite labor, and search, and ranging through every corner of nature; the difference is that instead of dirt and poison, we have rather chosen to fill our hives with honey and wax, thus furnishing mankind with the two noblest of things, which are sweetness and light.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Power is no blessing in itself, except when it is used to protect the innocent.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“When the world has once begun to use us ill, it afterwards continues the same treatment with less scruple or ceremony, as men do to a whore”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“No wise man ever wished to be younger.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“For in reason, all government without the consent of the governed is the very definition of slavery.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The greatest inventions were produced in the times of ignorance, as the use of the compass, gunpowder, and printing”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“One of the best rules in conversation is, never to say a thing which any of the company can reasonably wish had been left unsaid”

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