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Opinion
Engrave this Quote It is the folly of too many to mistake the echo of a London coffee-house for the voice of the kingdom.
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-Jonathan Swift
Optimism
Engrave this Quote 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.
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-Jonathan Swift
Parenting
Engrave this Quote Don't set your wit against a child.
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-Jonathan Swift
Pessimism
Engrave this Quote Complaint is the largest tribute Heaven receives.
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-Jonathan Swift
Philosophy
Engrave this Quote The stoical scheme of supplying our wants by lopping off our desires, is like cutting off our feet when we want shoes.
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-Jonathan Swift
Politics
Engrave this Quote In the school of political projectors, I was but ill entertained, the professors appearing, in my judgment, wholly out of their senses; which is a scene that never fails to make me melancholy. These unhappy people were proposing schemes for persuading monarchs to choose favorites upon the score of their wisdom, capacity, and virtue; of teaching ministers to consult the public good; of rewarding merit, great abilities, and eminent services, of instructing princes to know their true interest, by placing it on the same foundation with that of their people; of choosing for employment persons qualified to exercise them; with many other wild impossible chimeras, that never entered before into the heart of man to conceive; and confirmed in me the old observation, that there is nothing so extravagant and irrational which some philosophers have not maintained for truth.
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-Jonathan Swift
Engrave this Quote The two maxims of any great man at court are, always to keep his countenance and never to keep his work.
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-Jonathan Swift
Profanity, Swearing, Vulgarity
Engrave this Quote A footman may swear; but he cannot swear like a lord. He can swear as often: but can he swear with equal delicacy, propriety, and judgment?
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Progress
Engrave this Quote But you think that it is time for me to have done with the world, and so I would if I could get into a better before I was called into the best, and not die here in a rage, like a poisoned rat in a hole.
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-Jonathan Swift
Promises
Engrave this Quote Promises and pie crusts are made to be broken.
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-Jonathan Swift
Propaganda
Engrave this Quote But when a Man
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-Jonathan Swift, The Tale of a Tub
Prophecy
Engrave this Quote Vision is the art of seeing things invisible.
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Reason
Engrave this Quote Reason is a very light rider, and easily shook off.
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Religion
Engrave this Quote We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another.
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-Jonathan Swift, essay Thoughts on various subjects
Engrave this Quote I never saw, heard, nor read, that the clergy were beloved in any nation where Christianity was the religion of the country. Nothing can render them popular, but some degree of persecution.
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-Jonathan Swift
Risk
Engrave this Quote It was a bold person that first ate an oyster.
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Satire
Engrave this Quote Satire is a sort of glass wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own; which is the chief reason for that kind reception it meets with in the world, and that so very few are offended with it.
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-Jonathan Swift, The Battle of the Books (preface)
Science
Engrave this Quote He had been eight years upon a project for extracting sunbeams out of cucumbers, which were to be put into vials hermetically sealed, and let out to warm the air in raw, inclement summers.
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Seduction
Engrave this Quote Human brutes, like other beasts, find snares and poison in the provision of life, and are allured by their appetites to their destruction.
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Shame
Engrave this Quote I never wonder to see men wicked, but I often wonder to see them not ashamed.
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Engrave this Quote Nor do they trust their tongue alone, but speak a language of their own; can read a nod, a shrug, a look, far better than a printed book; convey a libel in a frown, and wink a reputation down.
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Engrave this Quote As blushing will sometimes make a whore pass for a virtuous woman, so modesty may make a fool seem a man of sense.
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Sight
Engrave this Quote There's none so blind as they that won't see.
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Storytelling
Engrave this Quote Faith! he must make his stories shorter or change his comrades once a quarter.
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Strength
Engrave this Quote 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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-Jonathan Swift

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