"Politics, as the word is commonly understood, are nothing but corruptions."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Jonathan Swift on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Jonathan Swift on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Jonathan Swift on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Jonathan Swift on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Jonathan Swift on Joseph Stalin
"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."