Jonathan Swift

1667 - 1745

A Quote by Jonathan Swift on body and goodness

She has more goodness in her little finger than he has in his whole body.

Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745)

Source: Polite Conversation

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A Quote by Jonathan Swift on country, mankind, politicians, and service

And he gave it for his opinion, that whoever could make two ears of corn, or two blades of grass, to grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew before, would deserve better of mankind, and do more essential service to his country, than the whole race of politicians put together.

Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745)

Source: Part ii. Chap. vii. Voyage to Brobdingnag.

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A Quote by Jonathan Swift on charity and world

I hate nobody: I am in charity with the world.

Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745)

Source: Polite Conversation. Dialogue i.

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A Quote by Jonathan Swift on world

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There is nothing in this world constant, but inconstancy.

Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745)

Source: A Critical Essay upon the Faculties of the Mind

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A Quote by Jonathan Swift on church, journeys, travel, and water

I always like to begin a journey on Sundays, because I shall have the prayers of the Church to preserve all that travel by land or by water.

Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745)

Source: Polite Conversation. Dialogue i.

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A Quote by Jonathan Swift on diet, doctors, quiet, and world

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

Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745)

Source: Polite Conversation

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A Quote by Jonathan Swift on day and dogs

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Every dog must have his day.

Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745)

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A Quote by Jonathan Swift on expectation

Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.

Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745)

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A Quote by Jonathan Swift

He had been eight years upon a project for extracting sunbeams out of cucumbers, which were to be put in phials hermetically sealed, and let out to warm the air in raw inclement summers.

Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745)

Source: Part iii. Chap. v. Voyage to Laputa.

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A Quote by Jonathan Swift on company, flattery, manners, and rest

Nothing is so great an instance of ill-manners as flattery. If you flatter all the company, you please none; if you flatter only one or two, you affront the rest.

Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745)

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