Know then this truth, enough for man to know virtue alone is happiness below.
Quote by Alexander Pope
Of manners gentle, of affections mild; In wit a man, simplicity a child
To observations which ourselves we make, we grow more partial for th' observer's sake.
My garden, like my life, seems to me every year to want correction and require...
The vulgar boil, the learned roast, an egg.
Education forms the common mind. Just as the twig is bent, the tree's inclined.
Get place and wealth, if possible with grace; if not, by any means get wealth...
The greatest magnifying glasses in the world are a man's own eyes when they look...
Extremes in nature equal ends produce; In man they join to some mysterious use.
Be niggards of advice on no pretense, For the worst avarice is that of sense.
Order is heaven's first law.
Men must be taught as if you taught them not, and things unknown proposed as...
All chance, direction, which thou canst not see
The learned is happy, nature to explore; The fool is happy, that he knows no...
All nature is but art, unknown to thee; All chance, direction, which thou canst not...
Man never thinks himself happy, but when he enjoys those things which others want or...
Who shall decide when doctors disagree, And soundest casuists doubt, like you and me?
Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends.
Behold the child, by Nature's kindly law pleased with a rattle, tickled with a straw.
Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, as those who move easiest have...