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Power is no blessing in itself, except when it is used to protect the innocent.


Jonathan Swift

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It has no other intention except to keep this government in power.
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I never saw, heard, nor read, that the clergy were beloved in any nation where Christianity was the ...
JONATHAN SWIFT
I must complain the cards are ill shuffled till I have a good hand
JONATHAN SWIFT
So, naturalists observe, a flea - Hath smaller fleas that on him prey; And these have smaller still ...
JONATHAN SWIFT
Deaf, giddy, helpless, left alone, To all my friends a burden grown; No more I hear my church's bell...
JONATHAN SWIFT
Let that be as it will, thus much is certain, that, however spiritual intrigues begin, they generall...
JONATHAN SWIFT
The greatest inventions were produced in the times of ignorance, as the use of the compass, gunpowde...
JONATHAN SWIFT
A great fortune enslaves its owner.
JONATHAN SWIFT
Walls have tongues, and hedges ears.
JONATHAN SWIFT
Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own.
JONATHAN SWIFT
My nose itched, and I knew I should drink wine or kiss a fool.
JONATHAN SWIFT
Taverns are places where madness is sold by the bottle
JONATHAN SWIFT
Usually speaking, the worst bred person in company is a young traveler just returned from abroad
JONATHAN SWIFT
For the rest, whatever we have got has been by infinite labor, and search, and ranging through every...
JONATHAN SWIFT
I'm as old as my tongue and a little older than my teeth
JONATHAN SWIFT
Every dog must have his day.
JONATHAN SWIFT
The worthiest people are the most injured by slander, as is the best fruit which the birds have been...
JONATHAN SWIFT
Every man desires to live long, but no man wishes to be old.
JONATHAN SWIFT
All fits of pleasure are balanced by an equal degree of pain or languor; it is like spending this ye...
JONATHAN SWIFT
The tucked-up sempstress walks hasty strides, While streams run down her oil'd umbrella's sides.
JONATHAN SWIFT
Under this window in stormy weather I marry this man and woman together; Let none but Him who rules ...
JONATHAN SWIFT
When a true genius appears, you can know him by this sign: that all the dunces are in a confederacy ...
JONATHAN SWIFT
May you live every day of your life.
JONATHAN SWIFT
What some people invent the rest enlarge.
JONATHAN SWIFT
All human race would be wits. And millions miss, for one that hits.
JONATHAN SWIFT