Jonathan Swift Quotes


48 Jonathan Swift quotes:



"I've always believed no matter how many shots I miss, I'm going to make the next one."
Author: Swift Quotes Category: Belief Quotes
"She wears her clothes as if they are thrown on with a pitchfork"
Author: Swift Quotes Category: Clothes Quotes
"A child will make two dishes at an entertainment for friends; and when the family dines alone, the fore or hind quarter will make a reasonable dish, and seasoned with a little pepper or salt will be very good boiled on the fourth day, especially in w"
Author: Swift Quotes Category: Children Quotes
"One of the very best rules of conversation is to never, say anything which any of the company wish had been left unsaid."
Author: Swift Quotes Category: Conversation Quotes
"He was a bold man that first eat an oyster."
Author: Swift Quotes Category: Food Quotes
"Old men and comets have been reverenced for the same reason: their long beards, and pretenses to foretell events"
Author: Swift Quotes Category: Events Quotes
"Pretense is the overrating of any kind of knowledge we pretend to."
Author: Swift Quotes Category: Knowledge Quotes Exaggeration Quotes
"What they do in heaven we are ignorant of; what they do not we are told expressly"
Author: Swift Quotes Category: Heaven Quotes
"Power is no blessing in itself, except when it is used to protect the innocent."
Author: Swift Quotes Category: Power Quotes Irish Writer Quotes
"Under this window in stormy weather I marry this man and woman together; Let none but Him who rules the thunder Put this man and woman asunder."
Author: Swift Quotes Category: Man Quotes Irish Writer Quotes
"Words are but wind; and learning is nothing but words; ergo, learning is nothing but wind."
Author: Swift Quotes Category: Learning Quotes Irish Writer Quotes
"Most sorts of diversion in men, children and other animals, are an imitation of fighting"
Author: Swift Quotes Category: Animals Quotes
"How is it possible to expect mankind to take advice when they will not so much as take warning?"
Author: Swift Quotes Category: Advice Quotes
"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."
Author: Swift Quotes Category: Culture Quotes
"Poor nations are hungry, and rich nations are proud; and pride and hunger will ever be at variance."
Author: Swift Quotes Category: Hunger Quotes Irish Writer Quotes
"Happiness is a perpetual possession of being well deceived."
Author: Swift Quotes Category: Happiness Quotes
"All fits of pleasure are balanced by an equal degree of pain or languor; it is like spending this year part of the next year's revenues"
Author: Swift Quotes Category: Pain Quotes
"It is as hard to satirize well a man of distinguished vices, as to praise well a man of distinguished virtues."
Author: Swift Quotes Category: Virtue Quotes
"O Grub Street! how do I bemoan thee, whose graceless children scorn to own thee! . Yet thou hast greater cause to be ashamed of them, than they of thee."
"Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others."
Author: Swift Quotes Category: Art Quotes Irish Writer Quotes



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