Jonathan Swift Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Jonathan Swift quotes, Jonathan Swift sayings, and Jonathan Swift proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

A carpenter is known by his chips. Jonathan Swift
Hay is for horses. Jonathan Swift
A penny for your thoughts. Jonathan Swift
Drive gently over the stones. Jonathan Swift
Ambition often puts Men upon doing the meanest offices; so climbing is performed in the same position with creeping. Jonathan Swift
A lie does not consist in the indirect position of words, but in the desire and intention, by false speaking, to deceive and injure your neighbour. Jonathan Swift
A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart. Jonathan Swift
The power of fortune is confessed only by the miserable; for the happy impute all their success to prudence and merit Jonathan Swift
We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another. Jonathan Swift
Power is no blessing in itself, except when it is used to protect the innocent. Jonathan Swift
A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart. Jonathan Swift
We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another. 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
One enemy can do more hurt than ten friends can do good. Jonathan Swift
Promises and pie crusts are made to be broken. Jonathan Swift
I never wonder to see men wicked, but I often wonder to see them not ashamed. Jonathan Swift
Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed. Jonathan Swift
Better belly burst than good liquor be lost. Jonathan Swift
Coffee makes us severe, and grave, and philosophical. Jonathan Swift
He that calls a man ungrateful sums up all the veil that a man can be guilty of. Jonathan Swift
Promises and pie-crust are made to be broken. Jonathan Swift
The best doctors in the world are Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet, and Doctor Merryman. Jonathan Swift
A wise person should have money in their head, but not in their heart. Jonathan Swift
Every man desires to live long, but no man wishes to be old. Jonathan Swift
May you live all the days of your life. Jonathan Swift
And though the villain 'scape a while, he feels. Slow vengeance, like a bloodhound, at his heels. Jonathan Swift
Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed. Jonathan Swift
A wise person should have money in their head, but not in their heart. Jonathan Swift
Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others. Jonathan Swift
Words are but wind; and learning is nothing but words; ergo, learning is nothing but wind. Jonathan Swift