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Jonathan Swift
He had been eight years upon a project for extracting sunbeams out of cucumbers, which were to be put into vials hermetically sealed, and let out to warm the air in raw, inclement summers.

Jonathan Swift
When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.

Jonathan Swift
A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart.

Jonathan Swift
A wise person should have money in their head, but not in their heart.

Jonathan Swift
Nothing is so hard for those who abound in riches as to conceive how others can be in want.

Jonathan Swift
What they do in heaven we are ignorant of what they do not do we are told expressly.

Jonathan Swift
He was a bold man that first eat an oyster.

Jonathan Swift
I will venture to affirm, that the three seasons wherein our corn has miscarried did no more contribute to our present misery, than one spoonful of water thrown upon a rat already drowned would contribute to his death and that the present plentiful harvest, although it should be followed by a dozen ensuing, would no more restore us, than it would the rat aforesaid to put him near the fire, which might indeed warm his fur-coat, but never bring him back to life.

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