Quotes by Jonathan Swift (Writer/Irish).

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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.
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Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.
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There were many times my pants were so thin I could sit on a dime and tell if it was heads or tails.
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A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart.
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Censure is the tax a man pays to the public for being eminent.
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Every man desires to live long, but no man wishes to be old.
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The best doctors in the world are Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet, and Doctor Merryman.
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Positiveness is a good quality for preachers and speakers because, whoever shares his thoughts with the public will convince them as he himself appears convinced.
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I wonder what fool it was that first invented kissing.
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We have enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another.
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The proper words in the proper places are the true definition of style.
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What they do in heaven we are ignorant of; what they do not do we are told expressly.
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A tavern is a place where madness is sold by the bottle.
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Don't set your wit against a child.
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May you live all the days of your life.
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No wise man ever wished to be younger.
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Poor nations are hungry, and rich nations are proud; and pride and hunger will ever be at variance.
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The stoical scheme of supplying our wants by lopping off our desires, is like cutting off our feet when we want shoes.
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Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own.
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Vanity is a mark of humility rather than of pride.
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Politics, as the word is commonly understood, are nothing but corruptions.
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We are so fond on one another because our ailments are the same.
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It is a maxim among these lawyers, that whatever hath been done before, may legally be done again: and therefore they take special care to record all the decisions formerly made against common justice and the general reason of mankind.
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Where I am not understood, it shall be concluded that something very useful and profound is couched underneath.
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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

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