Jonathan Swift Quotes (390 quotes)
“Laws are like cobwebs, which may catch small flies, but let wasps and hornets break through.”
A Critical Essay upon the Faculties of the Mind (1707).
Thoughts on Various Subjects from Miscellanies (1711-1726)
“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)
The Works of Jonathan Swift: Miscellaneous essays (1814 edition)
“Once kick the world, and the world and you will live together at a reasonably good understanding.”
The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift, D.D. ... : with Notes, Historical and Critical (1803 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.