- Name: Jonathan Swift
- Born: 11/30/1667
- Died: 10/19/1745 (77 years old)
- Occupation: Satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer, poet, priest
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, hence his common sobriquet, “Dean Swift”.
Alias: Isaac Bickerstaff, M. B. Drapier, Lemuel Gulliver, Simon Wagstaff, Esq.
Jonathan Swift quotes :
As love without esteem is capricious and volatile; esteem without love is languid and cold.Jonathan Swift
No man was ever so completely skilled in the conduct of life, as not to receive new information from age and experience.Jonathan Swift
Interest is the spur of the people, but glory that of great souls. Invention is the talent of youth, and judgment of age.Jonathan Swift
Under this window in stormy weather I marry this man and woman together Let none but Him who rules the thunder Put this man and woman asunder.Jonathan Swift
Good manners is the art of making those people easy with whom we converse. Whoever makes the fewest people uneasy is the best bred in the room.Jonathan Swift
It is impossible that anything so natural, so necessary, and so universal as death, should ever have been designed by providence as an evil to mankind.Jonathan Swift
For in reason, all government without the consent of the governed is the very definition of slavery.Jonathan Swift