Quotes by Jonathan Swift

Jonathan Swift

Jonathan Swift

English writer

Alive from: 1667-1745

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

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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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    Power is no blessing in itself, except when it is used to protect the innocent.
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    Pretense is the overrating of any kind of knowledge we pretend to.
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    Promises and pie crusts are made to be broken.
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    Proper words in proper places, make the true definition of a style.
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    Reason is a very light rider, and easily shook off.
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    Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own; which is the chief reason for that kind of reception it meets in the world, and that so very few are offended with it.
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    She wears her clothes as if they were thrown on with a pitch folk.
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    Sometimes I read a book with pleasure, and detest the author.
    Source: Works (1754)
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    Style may defined as the proper words in the proper places.
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    The best doctors in the world are Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet, and Doctor Merryman.
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    The lack of belief is a defect that ought to be concealed when it cannot be overcome.
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    The latter part of a wise person's life is occupied with curing the follies, prejudices and false opinions they contracted earlier.
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    The most accomplished way of using books at present is to serve them as some do lords, learn their titles, and then boast of their acquaintance.
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    The proper words in the proper places are the true definition of style.
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