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Quotation: Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) on Becoming Wise (Wisdom is – if ever – rather acquired than inherited)

The latter part of a wise man’s life is taken up in curing the follies, prejudices, and false opinions he had contracted in the former.

Jonathan Swift's grave in St. Patrick's Cathedral

Jonathan Swift’s grave in St. Patrick’s Cathedral (Photo credit: RealMattKane)

 Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) Discuss

NB: “Wisdom is – if ever – rather acquired than inherited”