Jonathan Swift Quotes (390 quotes)
The Journal l. 81 (1727)
Polite Conversation (1738), Dialogue 3
“Nothing is so hard for those who abound in riches as to conceive how others can be in want.”
A Preface to the Bishop of Sarum's Introduction to the Third Volume of the History of the Reformation of the Church of England (8 December, 1713)
“Politics, as the word is commonly understood, are nothing but corruptions, and consequently of no use to a good king or a good ministry; for which reason Courts are so overrun with politics.”
Thoughts on Various Subjects from Miscellanies (1711-1726)
“Whoever could make two Ears of Corn, or two Blades of Grass to grow upon a Spot of Ground where only one grew before; would deserve better of Mankind, and do more essential Service to his Country, than the whole Race of Politicians put together.”
Gulliver's Travels A Voyage to Brobdingnag (1726), Chapter 7
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsJonathan Swift
Born: November 30, 1667
Died: October 19, 1745 (aged 77)
Occupation: Writer, satirist, essayist, poet, priest
Bio: Jonathan Swift was an Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer, poet and cleric who became Dean of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin.