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Jonathan Swift Quotes: "There was all the world and his wife."

There was all the world and his wife.




Jonathan Swift Quotes: "May you live all the days of your life."

May you live all the days of your life.



Jonathan Swift Quotes: "Lord! I wonder what fool it was that first invented kissing."

Lord! I wonder what fool it was that first invented kissing.



Jonathan Swift Quotes: "Very few men properly speaking live at present but are providing to live another time."

Very few men properly speaking live at present but are providing to live another time.




Jonathan Swift Quotes: "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."

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 Quotes: "Nothing is so hard for those who abound in riches as to conceive how others can be in want."

Nothing is so hard for those who abound in riches as to conceive how others can be in want.



Jonathan Swift Quotes: "The best doctors in the world are Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet, and Doctor Merryman."

The best doctors in the world are Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet, and Doctor Merryman.




Jonathan Swift Quotes: "May you live every day of your life."

May you live every day of your life.




Jonathan Swift Quotes: "We are so fond of each other because our ailments are the same."

We are so fond of each other because our ailments are the same.



Jonathan Swift Quotes: "111 company is like a dog who dirts those most whom he loves best."

111 company is like a dog who dirts those most whom he loves best.



Jonathan Swift Quotes: "When a true genius appears, you can know him by this sign: that all the dunces are in a confederacy against him."

When a true genius appears, you can know him by this sign: that all the dunces are in a confederacy against him.




Jonathan Swift Quotes: "Vision is the art of seeing things invisible."

Vision is the art of seeing things invisible.



Jonathan Swift Quotes: "No man was ever so completely skilled in the conduct of life, as not to receive new information from age and experience."

No man was ever so completely skilled in the conduct of life, as not to receive new information from age and experience.



Jonathan Swift Quotes: "For in reason, all government without the consent of the governed is the very definition of slavery."

For in reason, all government without the consent of the governed is the very definition of slavery.



Jonathan Swift Quotes: "Complaint is the largest tribute Heaven receives."

Complaint is the largest tribute Heaven receives.



Jonathan Swift Quotes: "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."

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 Quotes: "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."

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 Quotes: "Promises and pie-crust are made to be broken."

Promises and pie-crust are made to be broken.



Jonathan Swift Quotes: "We have enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another."

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



Jonathan Swift Quotes: "I know Sir John will go though he was sure it would rain cats and dogs."

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



Jonathan Swift Quotes: "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."

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 Quotes: "We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another."

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



Jonathan Swift Quotes: "When I am reading a book whether wise or silly it seems to me to be alive and talking to me."

When I am reading a book whether wise or silly it seems to me to be alive and talking to me.



Jonathan Swift Quotes: "I never saw, heard, nor read, that the clergy were beloved in any nation where Christianity was the religion of the country. Nothing can render them popular, but some degree of persecution."

I never saw, heard, nor read, that the clergy were beloved in any nation where Christianity was the religion of the country. Nothing can render them popular, but some degree of persecution.



Jonathan Swift Quotes: "I won't quarrel with my bread and butter."

I won't quarrel with my bread and butter.



Jonathan Swift Quotes: "Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others."

Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.



Jonathan Swift Quotes: "They say fingers were made before forks and hands before knives."

They say fingers were made before forks and hands before knives.



Jonathan Swift Quotes: "Possession they say is eleven points of the law."

Possession they say is eleven points of the law.



Jonathan Swift Quotes: "She wears her clothes as if they were thrown on her with a pitchfork."

She wears her clothes as if they were thrown on her with a pitchfork.



Jonathan Swift Quotes: "Usually speaking the worst-bred person in company is a young traveller just returned from abroad."

Usually speaking the worst-bred person in company is a young traveller just returned from abroad.



Jonathan Swift Quotes: "The first springs of great events like those of great rivers are often mean and little."

The first springs of great events like those of great rivers are often mean and little.



Jonathan Swift Quotes: "When men grow virtuous in their old age they only make a sacrifice to God of the devil's leavings."

When men grow virtuous in their old age they only make a sacrifice to God of the devil's leavings.



Jonathan Swift Quotes: "An excuse is a lie guarded."

An excuse is a lie guarded.



Jonathan Swift Quotes: "If a man makes me keep my distance, the comfort is, he keeps his at the same time."

If a man makes me keep my distance, the comfort is, he keeps his at the same time.



Jonathan Swift Quotes: "Dignity high station or great riches are in some sort necessary to old men in order to keep the younger at a distance who are otherwise too apt to insult them upon the score of their age."

Dignity high station or great riches are in some sort necessary to old men in order to keep the younger at a distance who are otherwise too apt to insult them upon the score of their age.



Jonathan Swift Quotes: "A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart."

A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart.



Jonathan Swift Quotes: "Every dog must have his day."

Every dog must have his day.



Jonathan Swift Quotes: "Interest is the spur of the people, but glory that of great souls. Invention is the talent of youth, and judgment of age."

Interest is the spur of the people, but glory that of great souls. Invention is the talent of youth, and judgment of age.



Jonathan Swift Quotes: "Brutes find out where their talents lie a bear will not attempt to fly."

Brutes find out where their talents lie a bear will not attempt to fly.



Jonathan Swift Quotes: "I never knew a man come to greatness or eminence who lay abed late in the morning."

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



Jonathan Swift Quotes: "There's none so blind as they that won't see."

There's none so blind as they that won't see.



Jonathan Swift Quotes: "What some invent the rest enlarge."

What some invent the rest enlarge.



Jonathan Swift Quotes: "Politics, as the word is commonly understood, are nothing but corruptions."

Politics, as the word is commonly understood, are nothing but corruptions.



Jonathan Swift Quotes: "Promise and pie-crust are made to be broken."

Promise and pie-crust are made to be broken.



Jonathan Swift Quotes: "He was a bold man that first ate an oyster."

He was a bold man that first ate an oyster.



Jonathan Swift Quotes: "Gulliver describes a royal personage inspiring awe among the tiny Lilliputians because he was taller than his brethren by the breadth of a human fingernail."

Gulliver describes a royal personage inspiring awe among the tiny Lilliputians because he was taller than his brethren by the breadth of a human fingernail.



Jonathan Swift Quotes: "I heard the little bird say so."

I heard the little bird say so.