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Satirists by Mind Map: Satirists

1. Voltaire

1.1. Each player must accept the cards life deals him or her: but once they are in hand, he or she alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game.

1.2. All men are born with a nose and ten fingers, but no one was born with a knowledge of God.

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

1.4. Anyone who seeks to destroy the passions instead of controlling them is trying to play the angel.

1.5. Better is the enemy of good.

2. Oscar Wilde

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

2.2. A man's face is his autobiography. A woman's face is her work of fiction.

2.3. Ah, well, then I suppose I shall have to die beyond my means.

2.4. All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling.

2.5. All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his.

3. George Bernard Shaw

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

3.2. A man of great common sense and good taste - meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage.

3.3. Americans adore me and will go on adoring me until I say something nice about them.

3.4. An election is a moral horror, as bad as a battle except for the blood; a mud bath for every soul concerned in it.

3.5. An Englishman thinks he is moral when he is only uncomfortable.

4. Mark Twain

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

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

4.3. Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.

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

4.5. All generalizations are false, including this one.

5. Johnathan Swift

5.1. 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.

5.2. Better belly burst than good liquor be lost.

5.3. Although men are accused of not knowing their own weakness, yet perhaps 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.

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

5.5. He was a bold man that first eat on oyster.