Jonathan Swift

1667 - 1745

A Quote by Jonathan Swift on age and friendship

What vexes me most is, that my female friends, who could bear me very well a dozen years ago, have now forsaken me, although I am not so old in proportion to them as I formerly was: which I can prove by arithmetic, for then I was double their age, which now I am not. Letter to Alexander Pope. 7 Feb. 1736.

Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745)

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A Quote by Jonathan Swift

'T is nothing when you are used to it.

Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745)

Source: Polite Conversation, iii.

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A Quote by Jonathan Swift on art and vision

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Vision is the art of seeing things invisible.

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A Quote by Jonathan Swift on credulity and men

The most positive men are the most credulous.

Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745)

Source: Thoughts on Various Subjects

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A Quote by Jonathan Swift on promises

Promises and pie-crust are made to be broken.

Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745)

Source: Polite Conversation

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A Quote by Jonathan Swift on business, imagination, management, and men

Men of great parts are often unfortunate in the management of public business because they are apt to go out of the common road by the quickness of their imagination.

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A Quote by Jonathan Swift on cats and dogs

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I know Sir John will go, though he was sure it would rain cats and dogs.

Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745)

Source: Polite Conversation. Dialogue i.

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A Quote by Jonathan Swift on justice, love, and religion

We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another.

Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745)

Source: Thoughts on Various Subjects

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A Quote by Jonathan Swift on heaven

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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.

Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745)

Source: Letter to Miss Vanhomrigh, Aug. 12, 1720

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A Quote by Jonathan Swift on happiness and time

The reasons why so few marriages are happy, is because young ladies spend their time in making nets, not in making cages.

Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745)

Source: Thoughts on Various Subjects

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