Jonathan Swift

1667 - 1745

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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A Quote by Jonathan Swift on accidents, atoms, belief, philosophy, and universe

That the universe was formed by a fortuitous concourse of atoms, I will no more believe than that the accidental jumbling of the alphabet would fall into a most ingenious treatise of philosophy.

Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745)

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A Quote by Jonathan Swift

If it had been a bear it would have bit you.

Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745)

Source: Polite Conversation. Dialogue i.

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A Quote by Jonathan Swift on blindness

There's none so blind as they that won't see.

Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745)

Source: Polite Conversation

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A Quote by Jonathan Swift

Do you think I was born in a wood to be afraid of an owl?

Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745)

Source: Polite Conversation. Dialogue i.

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A Quote by Jonathan Swift

I won't quarrel with my bread and butter.

Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745)

Source: Polite Conversation. Dialogue i.

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A Quote by Jonathan Swift on gold and men

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It is is men as in soils where sometimes there is a vein of gold which the owner knows not.

Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745)

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A Quote by Jonathan Swift on clothes

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She wears her clothes as if they were thrown on with a pitchfork.

Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745)

Source: Polite Conversation. Dialogue i.

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A Quote by Jonathan Swift

She looks as if butter wouldn't melt in her mouth.

Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745)

Source: Polite Conversation. Dialogue i.

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