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Best Jonathan Swift Quotes

Best Jonathan Swift Quotes
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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.
There is nothing constant in this world but inconsistency
Nothing is so great an example of bad manners as flattery. If you flatter all the company, you please none; If you flatter only one or two, you offend the rest.
As love without esteem is capricious and volatile; esteem without love is languid and cold.
Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own.
I never knew a man come to greatness or eminence who lay abed late in the morning.
Every man desires to live long, but no man wishes to be old.
Invention is the talent of youth, as judgment is of age.
Poor nations are hungry, and rich nations are proud; and pride and hunger will ever be at variance.
The power of fortune is confessed only by the miserable, for the happy impute all their success to prudence or merit.
The stoical scheme of supplying our wants by lopping off our desires, is like cutting off our feet when we want shoes.

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