"I never saw, heard, nor read, that the clergy were beloved in any nation where Christianity was the religion of the country. Nothing can render them popular, but some degree of persecution."
"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple the philosophy is kindness."Jonathan Swift on Dalai Lama
"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."Jonathan Swift on Mahatma Gandhi
"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."Jonathan Swift on C. S. Lewis
"Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither."Jonathan Swift on C. S. Lewis
"I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is."Jonathan Swift on Albert Camus
"No man was ever so completely skilled in the conduct of life, as not to receive new information from age and experience."
"Interest is the spur of the people, but glory that of great souls. Invention is the talent of youth, and judgment of age."
"Invention is the talent of youth, as judgment is of age."
"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."
"Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others."