Genius creates, and taste preserves. Taste is the good sense of genius; without taste, genius is only sublime folly.
Quote by Alexander Pope
Like Cato, give his little senate laws, and sit attentive to his own applause.
A God without dominion, providence, and final causes, is nothing else but fate and nature.
Teach me to feel another's woe, to hide the fault I see, that mercy I...
Never find fault with the absent.
At every trifle take offence, that always shows great pride or little sense.
Not always actions show the man; we find who does a kindness is not therefore...
For fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
Tis but a part we see, and not a whole.
At ev'ry word a reputation dies.
No one should be ashamed to admit they are wrong, which is but saying, in...
All nature is but art, unknown to thee; All chance, direction, which thou canst not...
How shall I lose the sin, yet keep the sense, and love the offender, yet...
Fondly we think we honor merit then, When we but praise ourselves in other men.
Gentle dullness ever loves a joke.
The hungry judges soon the sentence sign, and wretches hang that jurymen may dine.
The way of the Creative works through change and transformation, so that each thing receives...
My garden, like my life, seems to me every year to want correction and require...
Know then thyself, presume not God to scan; The proper study of mankind is man.
There is a certain majesty in simplicity which is far above all the quaintness of...
Order is heaven's first law.