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Fashion
Engrave this Quote She wears her clothes as if they were thrown on with a pitch folk.
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-Jonathan Swift
Flattery
Engrave this Quote 'Tis an old maxim in the schools,
That flattery's the food of fools;
Yet now and then your men of wit
Will condescend to take a bit.
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-Jonathan Swift, Cadenus and Vanessa, 1713
Food
Engrave this Quote I will venture to affirm, that the three seasons wherein our corn has miscarried did no more contribute to our present misery, than one spoonful of water thrown upon a rat already drowned would contribute to his death; and that the present plentiful harvest, although it should be followed by a dozen ensuing, would no more restore us, than it would the rat aforesaid to put him near the fire, which might indeed warm his fur-coat, but never bring him back to life.
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-Jonathan Swift
Friends
Engrave this Quote Your notions of friendship are new to me; I believe every man is born with his quantum, and he cannot give to one without robbing another. I very well know to whom I would give the first place in my friendship, but they are not in the way, I am condemned to another scene, and therefore I distribute it in pennyworths to those about me, and who displease me least, and should do the same to my fellow prisoners if I were condemned to a jail.
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-Jonathan Swift
Engrave this Quote Two friendships in two breasts requires The same aversions and desires.
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-Jonathan Swift
Genius
Engrave this Quote When a true genius appears in this world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.
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-Jonathan Swift, Thoughts on Various Subjects
Greatness & Great Things
Engrave this Quote I never knew a man come to greatness or eminence who lay abed late in the morning.
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-Jonathan Swift
Happiness
Engrave this Quote Happiness is a perpetual possession of being well deceived.
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-Jonathan Swift
Heaven
Engrave this Quote What they do in heaven we are ignorant of; what they do not do we are told expressly.
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-Jonathan Swift
Humor
Engrave this Quote What some people invent the rest enlarge.
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-Jonathan Swift
Engrave this Quote All human race would be wits. And millions miss, for one that hits.
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-Jonathan Swift
Insults
Engrave this Quote Rebukes are easy from our betters,
From men of quality and letters;
But when low dunces will affront,
What man alive can stand the brunt?

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-Jonathan Swift, The Sick Lion and the Ass
Inventing, Inventions
Engrave this Quote Invention is the talent of youth, as judgment is of age.
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-Jonathan Swift
Engrave this Quote Interest is the spur of the people, but glory that of great souls. Invention is the talent of youth, and judgment of age.
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-Jonathan Swift
Justice
Engrave this Quote Come, agree, the law's costly.
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-Jonathan Swift
Engrave this Quote It is a maxim among these lawyers, that whatever hath been done before, may legally be done again: and therefore they take special care to record all the decisions formerly made against common justice and the general reason of mankind.
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-Jonathan Swift
Kisses
Engrave this Quote I wonder what fool it was that first invented kissing.
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-Jonathan Swift
Lawyers
Engrave this Quote I said there was a society of men among us, bred up from their youth in the art of proving by words multiplied for the purpose, that white is black, and black is white, according as they are paid. To this society all the rest of the people are as slaves.
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-Jonathan Swift
Life
Engrave this Quote May you live every day of your life.
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-Jonathan Swift
Love
Engrave this Quote As love without esteem is capricious and volatile; esteem without love is languid and cold.
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-Jonathan Swift
Manners
Engrave this Quote Nothing is so great an example of bad manners as flattery. If you flatter all the company, you please none; If you flatter only one or two, you offend the rest.
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-Jonathan Swift
Men
Engrave this Quote Men are happy to be laughed at for their humor, but not for their folly.
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-Jonathan Swift
Mistakes
Engrave this Quote There are few, very few, that will own themselves in a mistake.
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-Jonathan Swift
Money
Engrave this Quote A wise person should have money in their head, but not in their heart.
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-Jonathan Swift
Nation, Nationality, Nationalism
Engrave this Quote Poor nations are hungry, and rich nations are proud; and pride and hunger will ever be at variance.
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-Jonathan Swift

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