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Nine quotes by Jonathan Swift

Jonathan Swift (30 November 1667 – 19 October 1745) was an Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer (first for the Whigs, then for the Tories), poet and cleric who became Dean of St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin.

❝Better belly burst than good liquor be lost.❞[+]

❝Fingers were made before forks, and hands before knives.❞[+]

❝He was a bold man that first ate an oyster.❞[+]

❝Life is a tragedy wherein we sit as spectators for a while and then act out our part in it.❞[+]

❝May you live all the days of your life.❞[+]

❝No wise man ever wished to be younger.❞[+]

❝The best doctors in the world are Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet, and Doctor Merryman.❞[+]

❝Vision is the art of seeing things invisible.❞[+]

❝We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another.❞[+]

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