Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Jonathan Swift (16671745)
And, he gave it for his Opinion; that whoever could make two Ears of Corn, or two Blades of Grass to grow upon a Spot of Ground where only one grew before; would deserve better of Mankind, and do more essential Service to his Country, than the whole Race of Politicians put together.
JONATHAN SWIFT, A Voyage to Brobdingnag, Gullivers Travels, part 2, pp. 11920, in The Prose Works of Jonathan Swift, ed. Herbert Davis, vol. 11 (1941).