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Daemon
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Although men are accused for not knowing their own weakness, yet perhaps as few know their own strength. It is in men as in soils, where sometimes there is a vein of gold, which the owner knows not of.

Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)
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What about women !!!???
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Howdy all :)

Jonathan Swift (1667–1745), English author, Dublin. He is widely recognized as one of the greatest satirists in the English language.

Satire : ridicule, irony etc. used to expose folly or vice etc.

Origin of the word satire, which is derived from the Latin satura, meaning "dish of mixed fruits," hence a medley

The works of Jonathan swift : Thoughts on Various Subjects

The reason why so few marriages are happy, is because young ladies spend their time making nets, not in making cages.

If a man will observe as he walks the streets, I believe he will find the merriest countenances in morning coaches.

Nothing more unqualifies a man to act with prudence than a misfortune that is attended with shame and guilt.

The power of fortune is confessed only by the miserable ; for the happy impute all their success to prudence and merit.

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

I'll company is like a dog, who dirt's them most whom he loves best.

Censure is the tax a man pays to the public for being eminent.

Although men are accused for not knowing their own weakness, yet, perhaps, as few know their own strength. It is in men as in soils, where sometimes there is a vein of gold, which the owner knows not of.

Satire is reckoned the easiest of all writ ; but I take it to be otherwise in very bad times : for it is as hard to satirize well a man of distinguished vices, as to praise well a man of distinguished virtues. It is easy enough to do either to people of moderate characters.

Invention is the talent of youth, and the judgement of age : so our judgement grows harder to please when we have fewer things to offer it : this goes through the whole commerce of life. When we are old, our friends find it difficult to please us, and are less concerned whether we be pleased or not.

No wise man ever wished to be younger.

An idle reason lessens the weight of the good one



The plum tree looking good, few are just starting to fall of, going to pick them before the birds get them.
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Posted: Monday, January 23, 2012 8:54:56 PM
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Daemon wrote:
Although men are accused for not knowing their own weakness, yet perhaps as few know their own strength. It is in men as in soils, where sometimes there is a vein of gold, which the owner knows not of.

Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)



This quote can apply to either sex........he is merely suggesting that we have strengths within us and we need to dig a little deeper to find them.


peace out. >^,,^<
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