Jonathan Swift (30 November 1667 – 19 October 1745) was an Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer, poet and cleric who became Dean of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin. Swift is remembered for works such as A Tale of a Tub (1704), An Argument Against Abolishing Christianity (1712), Gulliver's Travels (1726), and A Modest Proposal (1729).
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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.
There were many times my pants were so thin I could sit on a dime and tell if it was heads or tails.
Once kick the world and the world and you will live together at a reasonably good understanding.
Censure is the tax a man pays to the public for being eminent.
Human brutes like other beasts find snares and poison in the provision of life and are allured by their appetites to their destruction.
Most sorts of diversion in men children and other animals are in imitation of fighting.
The latter part of a wise person's life is occupied with curing the follies prejudices and false opinions they contracted earlier.
Politics as the word is commonly understood are nothing but corruptions.