Jonathan Swift Quotes (390 quotes)
“Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own.”
The Battle of the Books, preface (1704).
Polite Conversation (1738?)
“The stoical scheme of supplying our wants by lopping off our desires, is like cutting off our feet when we want shoes.”
Thoughts on Various Subjects from Miscellanies (1711-1726)
“The want of belief is a defect that ought to be concealed when it cannot be overcome.”
The works of Jonathan Swift, containing additional letters, tracts, and poems, with notes, and a life of the author, by W. Scott (1814 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.