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Satirist by Mind Map: Satirist

1. Voltaire

1.1. All murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.

1.2. An ideal form of government is democracy tempered with assassination.

1.3. Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.

1.4. Better is the enemy of good.

2. Mark Twain

2.1. A round man cannot be expected to fit in a square hole right away. He must have time to modify his shape.

2.2. A man is never more truthful than when he acknowledges himself a liar.

2.3. All generalizations are false, including this one.

2.4. All right, then, I'll go to hell.

2.5. Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.

3. Jonathan Swift

3.1. A lie does not consist in the indirect position of words, but in the desire and intention, by false speaking, to deceive and injure your neighbour.

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

3.3. Books, the children of the brain.

3.4. Every dog must have his day.

4. Oscar Wilde

4.1. A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything but the value of nothing.

4.2. A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone's feelings unintentionally.

4.3. A man can be happy with any woman, as long as he does not love her.

4.4. A true friend stabs you in the front.

5. George Bernard Shaw

5.1. A broken heart is a very pleasant complaint for a man in London if he has a comfortable income.

5.2. A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.

5.3. A happy family is but an earlier heaven.

5.4. A man never tells you anything until you contradict him.