A Quote by Jonathan Swift on kindness, observation, and poets

So, naturalists observe, a flea Hath smaller fleas that on him prey; And these have smaller fleas to bite 'em, And so proceed ad infinitum. Thus every poet, in his kind, Is bit by him that comes behind.

Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745)

Source: On Poetry, a Rhapsody

Contributed by: Zaady