Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) Irish - born English writer

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Reason is a very light rider, and easily shook off. - Jonathan Swift


Politics, as the word is commonly understood, are nothing but corruptions. - Jonathan Swift


No man was ever so completely skilled in the conduct of life, as not to receive new information from age and experience. - Jonathan Swift


There were many times my pants were so thin I could sit on a dime and tell if it was heads or tails. - Jonathan Swift


I've always believed no matter how many shots I miss, I'm going to make the next one. - Jonathan Swift


I row after health like a waterman. - Jonathan Swift


Where there are large powers with little ambition, nature may be said to have fallen short of her purposes. - Jonathan Swift


He was a bold man that first eat an oyster. - Jonathan Swift


Most sorts of diversion in men, children and other animals, are in imitation of fighting. - Jonathan Swift


Good manners is the art of making those people easy with whom we converse. Whoever makes the fewest people uneasy is the best bred in the room. - Jonathan Swift