Jonathan Swift Quotes
Brief author info: Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) English satirist.
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A man should never be ashamed to own that he has been in the wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.
The most positive men are the most credulous.
I have known some men possessed of good qualities which were very serviceable to others, but useless to themselves; like a sun-dial on the front of a house, to inform the neighbours and passengers, but not the owner within.
If a man makes me keep my distance, the comfort is, he keeps his at the same time.
Ambition often puts men upon doing the meanest offices; so climbing is performed in the same posture with creeping.
Bachelor's fare: bread and cheese and kisses.
Tis very warm weather when one s in bed.
There is nothing in this world constant but inconstancy.
The two maxims of any great man at court are, always to keep his countenance, and never to keep his word.
Censure is the tax a man pays to the public for being eminent.
Here is the secret of inspiration: tell yourself that thousands and tens of thousands of people, not very intelligent and certainly no more intelligent than the rest of us, have mastered problems as difficult as those that now baffle you.
You have to live your life according to what comforts you, not what the rest of your family thinks you ought to be doing.
There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.
The strongest evidence of love is sacrifice.
Love is being stupid together.