Jonathan Swift Quotes (390 quotes)
“Words are but wind; and learning is nothing but words; ergo, learning is nothing but wind.”
A Modest Proposal and Other Satires (2004 edition), Digireads.com Publishing - ISBN: 9781596256224
“Instead of dirt and poison we have rather chosen to fill our hives with honey and wax; thus furnishing mankind with the two noblest of things, which are sweetness and light.”
The Battle of the Books, preface (1704).
A Critical Essay upon the Faculties of the Mind (1707).
“There are few, very few, that will own themselves in a mistake, though all the World sees them to be in downright nonsense.”
The Tatler No. 63 (September 1709).
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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.