Jonathan Swift

Quote: Every man desires to live long, but no man wishes to be old. [Jonathan Swift]

Quote: Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others. [Jonathan Swift]

Quote: A lie is an excuse guarded. [Jonathan Swift]

Quote: For the rest, whatever we have got has been by infinite labor, and search, and ranging through every corner of nature; the difference is that instead of dirt and poison, we have rather chosen to fill our hives with honey and wax, thus furnishing mankind with the two noblest of things, which are sweetness and light. [Jonathan Swift]

Quote: May you live all the days of your life. [Jonathan Swift]

Quote: When a true genius appears in this world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. [Jonathan Swift]

Quote: But you think that it is time for me to have done with the world, and so I would if I could get into a better before I was called into the best, and not die here in a rage, like a poisoned rat in a hole. [Jonathan Swift]

Quote: As love without esteem is capricious and volatile; esteem without love is languid and cold. [Jonathan Swift]

Quote: Whoever makes two ears of corn, or two blades of grass to grow where only one grew before, deserves better of mankind, and does more essential service to his country than the whole race of politicians put together. [Jonathan Swift]

Quote: Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed. [Jonathan Swift]

Quote: We have enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another. [Jonathan Swift]

Quote: A man should never be ashamed to own that he has been in the wrong, which is but saying... that he is wiser today than yesterday. [Jonathan Swift]

Quote: Invention is the talent of youth, as judgment is of age. [Jonathan Swift]

Quote: Censure is the tax a man pays to the public for being eminent. [Jonathan Swift]

Quote: Nothing is so hard for those who abound in riches to conceive how others can be in want. [Jonathan Swift]

Quote: We are so fond on one another because our ailments are the same. [Jonathan Swift]

Quote: She wears her clothes as if they were thrown on with a pitch folk. [Jonathan Swift]

Quote: Interest is the spur of the people, but glory that of great souls. Invention is the talent of youth, and judgment of age. [Jonathan Swift]

Quote: The most positive men are the most credulous. [Jonathan Swift]

Quote: The best doctors in the world are Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet, and Doctor Merryman. [Jonathan Swift]

Quote: I never knew a man come to greatness or eminence who lay abed late in the morning. [Jonathan Swift]

Quote: I never saw, heard, nor read, that the clergy were beloved in any nation where Christianity was the religion of the country. Nothing can render them popular, but some degree of persecution. [Jonathan Swift]

Quote: Complaint is the largest tribute Heaven receives. [Jonathan Swift]

Quote: Happiness is a perpetual possession of being well deceived. [Jonathan Swift]

Quote: One enemy can do more hurt than ten friends can do good. [Jonathan Swift]

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