Quotes by Jonathan Swift

Jonathan Swift

Jonathan Swift

English writer

Alive from: 1667-1745

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

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    The reason why so few marriages are happy, is because young ladies spend their time in making nets, not in making cages.
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    The two maxims of any great man at court are, always to keep his countenance and never to keep his work.
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    There are few, very few, that will own themselves in a mistake.
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    There is none so blind as they that won't see.
    Source: Polite Conversation (1738)
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    There's none so blind as they that won't see.
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    Two friendships in two breasts requires The same aversions and desires.
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    Vanity is a mark of humility rather than of pride.
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    Vision is the art of seeing things invisible.
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    We are so fond on one another because our ailments are the same.
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    We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another.
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    What some people invent the rest enlarge.
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    What they do in heaven we are ignorant of; what they do not we are told expressly: that they neither marry, nor are given in marriage.
    Source: Thoughts on Various Subjects from Miscellanies (1711-1726)
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    When a true genius appears in this world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.
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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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    Wherever I find a great deal of gratitude in a poor man, I take it for granted there would be as much generosity if he were a rich man.
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