Jonathan Swift

Jonathan Swift

Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer (first for the Whigs, then for the Tories), poet and cleric who became Dean of St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin
If the world had but a dozen Arbuthnots I would burn my [Gulliver's] Travels.More Jonathan Swift quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
That the universe was formed by a fortuitous concourse of atoms, I will no more believe than that the accidental jumbling of the alphabet would fall into a most ingenious treatise of philosophy.More Jonathan Swift quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The various opinions of philosophers have scattered through the world as many plagues of the mind as Pandora's box did those of the body; only with this difference, that they have not left hope at the bottom.More Jonathan Swift quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear.More Jonathan Swift quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is in disputes as in armies, where the weaker side sets up false lights, and makes a great noise, to make the enemy believe them more numerous and strong than they really are.More Jonathan Swift quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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