Jonathan Swift Quotes

Vision is the art of seeing the invisible.

Jonathan Swift

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

Good manners is the art of making those people easy with whom we converse. Whoever makes the fewest people uneasy is the best bred in the room.

Jonathan Swift

A lie does not consist in the indirect position of words, but in the desire and intention, by false speaking, to deceive and injure your neighbour.

Jonathan Swift

There is nothing constant in this world but inconsistency.

Jonathan Swift

All fits of pleasure are balanced by an equal degree of pain or languor; it is like spending this year part of the next year's revenues

Jonathan Swift

Poor nations are hungry, and rich nations are proud; and pride and hunger will ever be at variance.

Jonathan Swift

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

Jonathan Swift

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

Jonathan Swift

Invention is the talent of youth, as judgment is of age.

Jonathan Swift

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

Jonathan Swift

Vanity is a natural object of temptation to a woman.

Jonathan Swift

Argument, as usually managed, is the worst sort of conversation, as in books it is generally the worst sort of reading

Jonathan Swift

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
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