Top 10 Jonathan Swift Quotes 10. Hare are 20 eye-opening Jonathan Swift quotes that you need to know. Better belly burst than good liquor be lost. May you live all the days of your life. Legal Like Through Small. Belief, Ifs. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, The Battle of the Books and Other Short Pieces, A Modest Proposal and Other Satirical Works. It is in men as in soils, where sometimes there is a vein of gold which the owner knows not of.” -, “Two friendships in two breasts requires The same aversions and desires.” -, “One enemy can do more hurt than ten friends can do good.” -, “Pretense is the overrating of any kind of knowledge we pretend to.” -, “Better belly burst than good liquor be lost.” -, “The best doctors in the world are Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet, and Doctor Merryman.” -, “She wears her clothes as if they were thrown on with a pitch folk.” -, “No wise man ever wished to be younger.” -, “The latter part of a wise person’s life is occupied with curing the follies, prejudices and false opinions they contracted earlier.” -, “Ambition often puts Men upon doing the meanest offices; so climbing is performed in the same position with creeping.” -, “There are few, very few, that will own themselves in a mistake.” -, “Argument, as usually managed, is the worst sort of conversation, as in books it is generally the worst sort of reading.” -, “All human race would be wits.

: with copious notes and additions and a memoir of the author”, p.458, Jonathan Swift (1761). Nothing is so hard for those who abound in riches as to conceive how others can be in want. Whoever makes the fewest people uneasy is the best bred in the room.

“Delphi Complete Works of Jonathan Swift (Illustrated)”, p.72, Delphi Classics, Thoughts on Various Subjects, Moral and Diverting, Jonathan Swift (1861). Laws are like cobwebs, which may catch small flies, but let wasps and hornets break through. A tavern is a place where madness is sold by the bottle. I'm found almost in every garden, Nay, in the compass of a farthing. Above were few of the quotes by Jonathan Swift, if you have more of his quotes do share in the comments section.

This is the system upon which I have governed myself many years, but do not tell...”, “That was excellently observed’, say I, when I read a passage in an author, where his opinion agrees with mine. A wise person should have money in their head, … … He was a bold man that first ate an oyster. . A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart. The best doctors in the world are Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet, and Doctor Merryman. As love without esteem is capricious and volatile; esteem without love is languid and cold. I never knew a man come to greatness or eminence who lay abed late in the morning.