I would not enter in my list of friends, Who needlessly sets foot upon a worm. An inadvertent step may crush the snail That crawls at evening in the public path, But he has the humanity, forewarned, Will tread aside,…
Quote by William Cowper
No wild enthusiast could rest, till half the world like him was possessed.
Remorse, the fatal egg that pleasure laid.
Thus happiness depends, as nature shows, less on exterior things than most suppose.
O, popular applause! what heart of man is proof against thy sweet, seducing charms?
It is a terrible thought, that nothing is ever forgotten; that not an oath is...
A fool must now and then be right, by chance.
Man may dismiss compassion from his heart, but God never will.
The earth was made so various, that the mind Of desultory man, studious of change,...
The solemn fop; significant and budge; A fool with judges, amongst fools a judge
God moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform. He plants his footsteps in...
'Tis hard if all is false that I advance, A fool must now and then...
Ceremony leads her bigots forth, prepared to fight for shadows of no worth. While truths,...
A self-made man? Yes, and one who worships his creator.
Meditation here may think down hours to moments. Here the heart may give a useful...
Freedom hath a thousand charms to show, That slaves however contented never know
Ye fearful saints fresh courage take, The clouds you so much dread Are big with...
Manner is all in all whatever is writ, the substitute for genius sense and wit
We looked on the hopheads, crooks and gunsels and on their bawdy ladies as members...
When a man points a finger at someone else, he should remember that four of...
The awkward moment when you're eating dinner at someone else's house and you don't like...