Jonathan swift Quotes

"Every man desires to li...

"Every man desires to live long, but no man wishes to be old." - Jonathan Swift
📅︎ Dec 17
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"If other animals can ea...

"If other animals can eat their own babies, why can't we?" Jonathan Swift, 1729
📅︎ Nov 24
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"Good manners is the art of making those people easy ...

"Good manners is the art of making those people easy with whom we converse. Whoever makes the fewest persons uneasy is the best bred in the company." --Jonathan Swift
📅︎ Jul 07
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"No wise man ever...

"No wise man ever wished to be younger." — Jonathan Swift
📅︎ May 19
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"When a true genius appears in this world, yo...

"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
📅︎ Mar 10
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"If Heaven had looked upon riches to be ...

"If Heaven had looked upon riches to be a valuable thing, it would not have given them to such a scoundrel." -- Jonathan Swift"
📅︎ Dec 06
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"Discovery consists of seeing what e...

"Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody else has thought." - Jonathan Swift
📅︎ Jan 23
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"When a true genius appears in the world, you...

"When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him." - Jonathan Swift
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"Reasoning will never make a man co...

"Reasoning will never make a man correct an ill opinion, which by reasoning he never acquired." - Jonathan Swift
📅︎ Aug 15
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"Reasoning will never make a Man co...

"Reasoning will never make a Man correct an ill opinion, which by reasoning he never acquired." -Jonathan Swift
📅︎ Dec 27
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"Vision is the art ...

"Vision is the art of seeing things invisible." — Jonathan Swift
📅︎ Jul 13
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"Laws are like cobwebs, which may c...

"Laws are like cobwebs, which may catch small flies, but let wasps and hornets break through." — Jonathan Swift
📅︎ Mar 16
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"When a true genius appears in the world you ...

"When a true genius appears in the world you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him." - Jonathan Swift
📅︎ Sep 22
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"No wise man ever...

"No wise man ever wished to be younger." - Jonathan Swift
📅︎ Jun 02
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"Although men are accused of not knowing their own weakness, yet perh...

"Although men are accused of not knowing their own weakness, yet perhaps few know their own strength. It is in men as in soils, where sometimes there is a vein of gold which the owner knows not of." - Jonathan Swift
📅︎ Oct 20
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