Quotes of Jonathan Swift

“ Ambition often puts men upon doing the meanest offices; so climbing is performed in the same posture with creeping. ”

- Jonathan Swift

“ One of the best rules in conversation is, never to say a thing which any of the company can reasonably wish had been left unsaid. ”

- Jonathan Swift

“ One of the best rules in conversation is, never to say a thing which any of the company can reasonably wish had been left unsaid. ”

- Jonathan Swift

“ No wise man ever wished to be younger. ”

- Jonathan Swift

“ May you live all the days of your life. ”

- Jonathan Swift

“ No wise man ever wished to be younger. ”

- Jonathan Swift

“ A wise person should have money in their head, but not in their heart. ”

- Jonathan Swift

“ A wise person should have money in their head, but not in their heart. ”

- Jonathan Swift

“ May you live every day of your life. ”

- Jonathan Swift

“ I never knew a man come to greatness or eminence who lay abed late in the morning. ”

- Jonathan Swift

“ 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. ”

- Jonathan Swift

“ May you live all the days of your life. ”

- Jonathan Swift

“ Every dog must have his day. ”

- Jonathan Swift

“ May you live every day of your life. ”

- Jonathan Swift

“ Wise people are never less alone than when they are alone. ”

- Jonathan Swift

“ May you live every day of your life. ”

- Jonathan Swift

“ May you live every day of your life. ”

- Jonathan Swift

“ We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another. ”

- Jonathan Swift

“ May you live every day of your life. ”

- Jonathan Swift

“ Falsehood flies, and truth comes limping after it, so that when men come to be undeceived, it is too late; the jest is over, and the tale hath had its effect: like a man, who hath thought of a good repartee when the discourse is changed, or the company parted; or like a physician, who hath found out an infallible medicine, after the patient is dead. ”

- Jonathan Swift

“ May you live every day of your life. ”

- Jonathan Swift

“ The tiny Lilliputians surmise that Gulliver's watch may be his god, because it is that which, he admits, he seldom does anything without consulting. ”

- Jonathan Swift

“ 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. ”

- Jonathan Swift

“ Books, the children of the brain. ”

- Jonathan Swift

“ Books, the children of the brain. ”

- Jonathan Swift

“ 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

“ Laws are like cobwebs, which may catch small flies, but let wasps and hornets break through. ”

- Jonathan Swift

“ All human race would be wits. And millions miss, for one that hits. ”

- Jonathan Swift

“ I know Sir John will go, though he was sure it would rain cats and dogs. ”

- Jonathan Swift

“ One of the best rules in conversation is, never to say a thing which any of the company can reasonably wish had been left unsaid. ”

- Jonathan Swift
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