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A Modest Proposal

A Modest Proposal

by Jonathan Swift

Morality and Ethics Quotes

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Quote #10

I profess in the sincerity of my heart that I have not the least personal interest in endeavoring to promote this necessary work, having no other motive than the public good of my country. (35)

The narrator paints himself as a true patriot, willing to sacrifice children for the common good. Wait, what's wrong with this picture again?

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