At every trifle, scorn to take offence; that always shows great pride, or little sense
Quote by Alexander Pope
Virtue she finds too painful an endeavour, content to dwell in decencies for ever.
When we are young, we are slavishly employed in procuring something whereby we may live...
A little learning is a dangerous thing; Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring:...
An honest man's the noblest work of God.
Of Manners gentle, of Affections mild; In Wit a man; Simplicity, a child.
Trust not yourself, but your defects to know. Make use of every friend and every...
Lo! The poor Indian, whose untutored mind sees God in clouds, or hears him in...
Never find fault with the absent.
So vast is art, so narrow human wit.
A God without dominion, providence, and final causes, is nothing else but fate and nature.
Hope travels through, nor quits us when we die.
Tis but a part we see, and not a whole.
All nature is but art, unknown to thee; all chance, direction, which thou canst not...
Pride is still aiming at the best houses: Men would be angels, angels would be...
Many men have been capable of doing a wise thing, more a cunning thing, but...
While pensive poets painful vigils keep - Sleepless themselves to give their readers sleep
Who reasons wisely is not therefore wise; His pride in reasoning, not in acting, lies
The difference is too nice - Where ends the virtue or begins the vice.
The bookful blockhead, ignorantly read With loads of learned lumber in his head.
They dream in courtship, but in wedlock wake.