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Why should we fear; and what? The laws? They all are armed in virtue's cause; And aiming at the self-same end, Satire is always virtue's friend. (Quote by - Charles Churchill)

Unless a love of virtue light the flame, Satire is, more than those he brands, to blame; He hides behind a magisterial air He own offences, and strips others' bare. (Quote by - William Cowper)

The artist, like the God of the creation, remains within or behind or beyond or above his handiwork, invisible, refined out of existence, indifferent, paring his fingernails. (Quote by - James Joyce)

It is difficult not to write satire. (Quote by - Juvenal)

Satire is what closes Saturday night. (Quote by - Juvenal)

Men are more satirical from vanity than from malice. (Quote by - Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld)

Satire should, like a polished razor keen, Wound with a touch that's scarcely felt or seen. Thine is an oyster knife, that hacks and hews; The rage but not the talent to abuse. (Quote by - Lady Mary Wortley Montagu)

I wear my Pen as others do their Sword. To each affronting sot I meet, the word Is Satisfaction: straight to thrusts I go, And pointed satire runs him through and through. (Quote by - John Oldham)

Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer, And without sneering teach the rest to sneer; Willing to wound, and yet afraid to strike, Just hint a fault, and hesitate dislike; Alike reserv'd to blame, or to commend, A tim'rous foe, and a suspicious friend. (Quote by - Alexander Pope)

Satire or sense, alas! Can Sporus feel? Who breaks a butterfly upon a wheel? (Quote by - Alexander Pope)

There are, to whom my satire seems too bold; Scarce to wise Peter complaisant enough, And something said of Chartres much too rough. (Quote by - Alexander Pope)

Satire's my weapon, but I'm too discreet To run amuck and tilt at all I meet. (Quote by - Alexander Pope)

It is a pretty mocking of the life. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own. (Quote by - Jonathan Swift)

Satire lies about literary men while they live and eulogy lies about them when they die. (Quote by - Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire)

The satirist who writes nothing but satire should write but little - or it will seem that his satire springs rather from his own caustic nature than from the sins of the world in which he lives. (Quote by - Anthony Trollope)

There is a place in this world for satire but there is a time when satire ends and intolerance and bigotry toward religious beliefs begins. (Quote by - Isaac Hayes)

Verse satire indeed is entirely our own. (Quote by - Quintilian)

Fools are my theme, let satire be my song. (Quote by - Lord Byron)

Tomorrow is a satire on today, And shows its weakness. (Quote by - Edward Young)

The trouble with most comedians who try to do satire is that they are essentially brash, noisy and indelicate people who have to use a sledge hammer to smash a butterfly. (Quote by - Imogene Coca)

A satire should expose nothing but what is corrigible, and should make a due discrimination between those that are and those that are not the proper objects of it. (Quote by - Joseph Addison)

Among the writers of antiquity there are none who instruct us more openly in the manners of their respective times in which they lived than those who have employed themselves in satire, under whatever dress it may appear. (Quote by - Joseph Addison)

Lampoons and satires, that are written with wit and spirit, are like poisoned darts, which not only inflict a wound, but make it incurable. (Quote by - Joseph Addison)

Should a writer single out and point his raillery at particular persons, or satirize the miserable, he might be sure of pleasing a great part of his readers, but must be a very ill man if he could please himself. (Quote by - Joseph Addison)

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