Jonathan Swift Quotes (390 quotes)
Earlier proverb, quoted in James Howell's English Proverbs (1659) Better belly burst than good drink lost. - Polite Conversation (1738?)
Thoughts on Various Subjects from Miscellanies (1711-1726)
The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift, D.D. ... : with Notes, Historical and Critical (1803 edition)
“Good manners is the art of making those people easy with whom we converse. Whoever makes the fewest people uneasy is the best bred in the room.”
The works of Jonathan Swift, containing papers not hitherto publ. With memoir of the author by T. Roscoe (1841 edition)
“Human brutes, like other beasts, find snares and poison in the provision of life, and are allured by their appetites to their destruction.”
The works of Jonathan Swift ...: accurately revised ... adorned with copperplates; with some account of the author's life, and notes historical and explanatory (1755 edition)
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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.