Jonathan Swift, 1667 - 1745
Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleter and poet
A Tale of a Tub And other Writings
"Books, the children of the brain."
"I cannot but conclude that the Bulk of your Natives, to be the most pernicious Race of little odious Vermin that Nature ever suffered to crawl upon the surface of Earth."
"Undoubtedly, philosophers are in the right when they tell us that nothing is great or little otherwise than by comparison."