False happiness is like false money; it passes for a long time as well as the true, and serves some ordinary occasions; but when it is brought to the touch, we find the lightness and alloy, and feel the loss.
Quote by Alexander Pope
So vast is art, so narrow human wit.
Act well your part, there all the honour lies.
My garden, like my life, seems to me every year to want correction and require...
At every trifle take offence, that always shows great pride or little sense.
The most positive men are the most credulous.
Praise undeserved, is satire in disguise.
Such were the notes thy once loved poet sung, Till death untimely stopped his tuneful...
All nature is but art, unknown to thee; All chance, direction, which thou canst not...
For fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
Not chaos-like together crushed and bruised, But as the world, harmoniously confused, Where order in...
And all who told it added something new, and all who heard it, made enlargements...
How shall I lose the sin, yet keep the sense, and love the offender, yet...
Happy the man whose wish and care a few paternal acres bound, content to breathe...
At every trifle, scorn to take offence; that always shows great pride, or little sense
A wit with dunces, and a dunce with wits.
They dream in courtship, but in wedlock wake.
Many men have been capable of doing a wise thing, more a cunning thing, but...
Not to go back is somewhat to advance, and men must walk, at least, before...
Beauties in vain their pretty eyes may roll; charms strike the sight, but merit wins...
Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to...