Jonathan Swift

Jonathan Swift Quotes and Sayings

Jonathan Swift Miscellanies, 1711

A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart. ~Jonathan Swift

The stoical scheme of supplying our wants by lopping off our desires, is like cutting off our feet when we want shoes. ~Jonathan Swift

Ambition often puts men upon doing the meanest offices; so climbing is performed in the same posture with creeping. ~Jonathan Swift

One of the best rules in conversation is, never to say a thing which any of the company can reasonably wish had been left unsaid. ~Jonathan Swift

When a true genius appears in this world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. ~Jonathan Swift

It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into. ~Jonathan Swift