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    Irish essayist, novelist, & satirist
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    Quotes by Jonathan Swift

    • A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart.
    • He was a bold man that first ate an oyster.
    • I row after health like a waterman...
    • I wonder what fool it was that first invented kissing.
    • It is impossible that anything so natural, so necessary, and so universal as death, should ever have been designed by Providence as an evil to mankind.
    • It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into.
    • May you live all the days of your life.
    • No wise man ever wished to be younger.
    • One of the best rules in conversation is, never to say a thing which any of the company can reasonably wish had been left unsaid.
    • Ambition often puts men upon doing the meanest offices; so climbing is performed in the same posture with creeping.
      Miscellanies, 1711
    • When a true genius appears in this world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.
      Thoughts on Various Subjects
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