"There's none so blind as they that won't see." - Jonathan Swift

"An excuse is a lie guarded." - Jonathan Swift

"When men grow virtuous in their old age, they only make a sacrifice to God of the devil's leavings." - Jonathan Swift

"Tis an old maxim in the schools, That flattery's the food of fools - Yet now and then your men of wit Will condescend to take a bit." - Jonathan Swift

"They say fingers were made before forks, and hands before knives." - Jonathan Swift

"When I am reading a book, whether wise or silly, it seems to me to be alive and talking to me." - Jonathan Swift

"When the world has once begun to use us ill, and afterwards continues the same treatment with less scruple or ceremony, as men do to a whore." - Jonathan Swift

"Very few men, properly speaking, live at present, but are providing to live another time." - Jonathan Swift

"Every dog must have his day." - Jonathan Swift

"Lord! I wonder what fool it was that first invented kissing." - Jonathan Swift

"Most sorts of diversion in men, children and other animals, are in imitation of fighting." - Jonathan Swift

"Promise and pie-crust are made to be broken." - Jonathan Swift

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