Gullivers travels

Gulliver's Travels Quotes

  • Every man desires to live long, but no man wishes to be old.

  • How vain an attempt it is for a man to endeavor to do himself honor among those who are out of all degree of equality or comparison with him.

  • It is a maxim among these lawyers, that whatever hath been done before may legally be done again: and therefore they take special care to record all the decisions formerly made against common justice and the general reason of mankind. These, under the name of precedents, they produce as authorities, to justify the most iniquitous opinions; and the judges never fail of decreeing accordingly.

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  • Men are never so serious, thoughtful, and intent, as when they are at stool.

  • The use of speech was to make us understand one another, and to receive information of facts; now if any one said the thing which was not, these ends were defeated - he leaves me worse than in ignorance, for I am led to believe a thing black when it is white, and short when it is long.

  • Undoubtedly, philosophers are in the right when they tell us that nothing is great or little otherwise than by comparison.

  • Whoever could make two ears of corn, or two blades of grass, to grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew before, would deserve better of mankind, and do more essential service to his country, than the whole race of politicians put together.