Jonathan Swift Quotes


48 Jonathan Swift 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
"She wears her clothes as if they are thrown on with a pitchfork"
Author: Swift Quotes Category: Clothes Quotes
"When a true genius appears in this world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him."
Author: Swift Quotes Category: Genius Quotes Irish Writer Quotes
"When a true genius appears, you can know him by this sign: that all the dunces are in a confederacy against him."
Author: Swift Quotes Category: Genius Quotes Irish Writer Quotes
"What some people invent the rest enlarge."
Author: Swift Quotes Category: Humorous 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
"The greatest inventions were produced in the times of ignorance, as the use of the compass, gunpowder, and printing"
Author: Swift Quotes Category: Ignorance Quotes
"Interest is the spur of the people, but glory that of great souls. Invention is the talent of youth, and judgment of age."
Author: Swift Quotes Category: Glory Quotes Irish Writer 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
"A tavern is a place where madness is sold by the bottle."
Author: Swift Quotes Category: Madness Quotes Irish Writer Quotes
"Observation is an old man's memory."
Author: Swift Quotes Category: Memory 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
"Tis an old maxim in the schools, That flattery's the food of fools; Yet now and then your men of wit, Will condescend to take a bit"
Author: Swift Quotes Category: Food Quotes
"Happiness is a perpetual possession of being well deceived."
Author: Swift Quotes Category: Happiness Quotes
"If Heaven had looked upon riches to be a valuable thing, it would not have given them to such a scoundrel."
Author: Swift Quotes Category: Heaven Quotes Irish Writer Quotes
"What they do in heaven we are ignorant of; what they do not we are told expressly"
Author: Swift Quotes Category: Heaven 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
"Whoever wishes to win in this game must have patience and money, since the values are so little constant and the rumors so little founded on truth Vision is the art of seeing things invisible."
"He had been eight years upon a project for extracting sunbeams out of cucumbers, which were to be put into vials hermetically sealed, and let out to warm the air in raw, inclement summers."
Author: Swift Quotes Category: Scientists Quotes



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