1667-1745, Anglo-Irish Satirist
The most positive men are the most credulous.
Jonathan Swift – [Credulity]

The proper words in the proper places are the true definition of style.
Jonathan Swift – [Style]

The two maxims of any great man at court are, always to keep his countenance and never to keep his work.
Jonathan Swift – [Politicians and Politics]

There are few, very few, that will own themselves in a mistake.
Jonathan Swift – [Mistakes]

There's none so blind as they that won't see.
Jonathan Swift – [Blindness]

Two friendships in two breasts requires The same aversions and desires.
Jonathan Swift – [Friends and Friendship]

Vanity is a mark of humility rather than of pride.
Jonathan Swift – [Vanity]

Vision is the art of seeing things invisible.
Jonathan Swift – [Vision]

We are so fond on one another because our ailments are the same.
Jonathan Swift – [Disease]

What some people invent the rest enlarge.
Jonathan Swift – [Humor]

What they do in heaven we are ignorant of; what they do not do we are told expressly.
Jonathan Swift – [Heaven]

When a true genius appears in this world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.
Jonathan Swift – [Genius]

Where I am not understood, it shall be concluded that something very useful and profound is couched underneath.
Jonathan Swift – [Understanding]

Whoever wishes to win in this game must have patience and money, since the values are so little constant and the rumors so little founded on truth Vision is the art of seeing things invisible.
Jonathan Swift – [Winners and Winning]

Your notions of friendship are new to me; I believe every man is born with his quantum, and he cannot give to one without robbing another. I very well know to whom I would give the first place in my friendship, but they are not in the way, I am condemned to another scene, and therefore I distribute it in pennyworths to those about me, and who displease me least, and should do the same to my fellow prisoners if I were condemned to a jail.
Jonathan Swift – [Friends and Friendship]

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