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
I have known some men possessed of good qualities which were very serviceable to others, but useless to themselves; like a sun-dial on the front of a house, to inform the neighbours and passengers, but not the owner within.More Jonathan Swift quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Observation is an old man's memory.More Jonathan Swift quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A prince, the moment he is crown'd,
Inherits every virtue sound,
As emblems of the sovereign power,
Like other baubles in the Tower:
Is generous, valiant, just, and wise,
And so continues till he dies.More Jonathan Swift quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Human brutes, like other beasts, find snares and poison in the provision of life, and are allured by their appetites to their destruction.More Jonathan Swift quotes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A favour is half granted, when graciously refused.More Jonathan Swift quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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