Jonathan Swift

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Born Wednesday 30 November 1667, died Tuesday 19 October 1745

Professions: Poet, Writer

Nationality: Irish

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Once kick the world, and the world and you will live together at a reasonably good understanding.

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Principally I hate and detest that animal called man; although I heartily love John, Peter, Thomas, and so forth.

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

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It is the folly of too many to mistake the echo of a London coffee-house for the voice of the kingdom.

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

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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.

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Power is no blessing in itself, except when it is used to protect the innocent.

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Every dog must have his day.

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Vanity is a mark of humility rather than of pride.

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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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I never wonder to see men wicked, but I often wonder to see them not ashamed.

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Human brutes, like other beasts, find snares and poison in the provision of life, and are allured by their appetites to their destruction.

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

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Men are happy to be laughed at for their humor, but not for their folly.

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Observation is an old man's memory.

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Nothing is so great an example of bad manners as flattery. If you flatter all the company, you please none; If you flatter only one or two, you offend the rest.

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As love without esteem is capricious and volatile; esteem without love is languid and cold.

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

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Interest is the spur of the people, but glory that of great souls. Invention is the talent of youth, and judgment of age.

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