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Satirists by Mind Map: Satirists

1. Jonathan Swift

1.1. Every dog must have his day.

1.2. Human brutes, like other beasts, find snares and poison in the provision of life, and are allured by their appetites to their destruction.

1.3. I never knew a man come to greatness or eminence who lay abed late in the morning.

1.4. Invention is the talent of youth, as judgment is of age.

1.5. May you live all the days of your life.

1.6. No wise man ever wished to be younger.

2. Voltaire

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

2.2. Better is the enemy of good.

2.3. The husband who decides to surprise his wife is often very much surprised himself.

2.4. The world embarrasses me, and I cannot dream that this watch exists and has no watchmaker.

2.5. My life is a struggle.

2.6. Never argue at the dinner table, for the one who is not hungry always gets the best of the argument.

3. George Bernard Shaw

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

3.2. A little learning is a dangerous thing, but we must take that risk because a little is as much as our biggest heads can hold.

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

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

3.5. Man can climb to the highest summits, but he cannot dwell there long.

3.6. Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

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. Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.

4.4. It ain't those parts of the Bible that I can't understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand.

4.5. It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them.

4.6. It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.

5. Oscar Wilde

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

5.2. All art is quite useless.

5.3. Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much.

5.3.1. New node New node

5.4. Ambition is the germ from which all growth of nobleness proceeds.

5.5. The world is a stage, but the play is badly cast.

5.6. There is no sin except stupidity.