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Jonathan Swift
November 30, 1667 - October 19, 1745
Nationality: Irish
Category: Writer
Subcategory: Irish Writer

Better belly burst than good liquor be lost.


A man should never be ashamed to own that he has been in the wrong, which is but saying... that he is wiser today than yesterday.


I wonder what fool it was that first invented kissing.


Where there are large powers with little ambition... nature may be said to have fallen short of her purposes.


It is impossible that anything so natural, so necessary, and so universal as death, should ever have been designed by providence as an evil to mankind.


If Heaven had looked upon riches to be a valuable thing, it would not have given them to such a scoundrel.


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.


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


I've always believed no matter how many shots I miss, I'm going to make the next one.


Proper words in proper places make the true definiton of style.


There were many times my pants were so thin I could sit on a dime and tell if it was heads or tails.


May you live all the days of your life.


Where I am not understood, it shall be concluded that something very useful and profound is couched underneath.


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


Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own.


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.


He was a bold man that first eat on oyster.


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.

    Topics: Christianity

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


The want of belief is a defect that ought to be concealed when it cannot be overcome.


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