Jonathan Swift Quotes

Argument is the worst sort of conversation.

Jonathan Swift

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

Jonathan Swift

Flattery is the worst and falsest way of showing our esteem

Jonathan Swift

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

Jonathan Swift

Proper words in proper places, make the true definition of style.

Jonathan Swift

Vision is the art of seeing things invisible to others.

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

Every man desires to live long, but no man wishes to be old.

Jonathan Swift

Don't set your wit against a child.

Jonathan Swift

There is nothing in this world constant, but inconstancy.

Jonathan Swift

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.

Jonathan Swift

What some invent the rest enlarge.

Jonathan Swift

The power of fortune is confessed only by the miserable, for the happy impute all their success to prudence or merit.

Jonathan Swift

There are few, very few, that will own themselves in a mistake.

Jonathan Swift

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

Jonathan Swift

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