Friday, August 25, 2017

Best Jonathan Swift Quotes

There is nothing constant in this world but inconsistency.

It is a miserable thing to live in suspense;
it is the life of the spider.

How is it possible to expect that mankind will take advice
when they will not so much as take warning.

Everyone desires long life, not one old age.

When we are old, our friends find it difficult to please us,
and are less concerned whether we be pleased or not.

The various opinions of philosophers have scattered through the world
as many plagues of the mind as Pandora's box did those of the body;
only with this difference, that they have not left hope at the bottom.

Positiveness is a good quality for preachers and speakers because,
whoever shares his thoughts with the public will convince them
as he himself appears convinced.

In men desire begets love, and in women love begets desire.

Party is the madness of many for the gain of a few.

If a man makes me keep my distance, the comfort is,
he keeps his at the same time.

Reasoning will never make a man correct an ill opinion,
which by reasoning he never acquired.

You should never be ashamed to admit you have been wrong.
It only proves you are wiser today than yesterday.

The best doctors in the world are
Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet, and Doctor Merryman.

Live every day as your last,
because one of these days, it will be.

If a man would register all his opinions upon love, politics, religion,
learning etc., beginning from his youth, and so go to old age, what
a bundle of inconsistencies and contradictions would appear at last.

Small causes are sufficient to make a man uneasy, when great ones
are not in the way: for want of a block he will stumble at a straw.

Although men are accused of not knowing their own weakness, yet perhaps
few know their own strength. It is in men as in soils, where sometimes
there is a vein of gold which the owner knows not of.

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