My garden, like my life, seems to me every year to want correction and require alternation.
Quote by Alexander Pope
The worst of madmen is a saint run mad.
No one should be ashamed to admit they are wrong, which is but saying, in...
The only time you run out of chances is when you stop taking them
Reason's whole pleasure, all the joys of sense, Lie in three words, - health, peace,...
'Tis true, perfection none must hope to find in all the world, much less in...
At ev'ry word a reputation dies.
All are but parts of one stupendous whole, Whose body Nature is, and God the...
The greatest magnifying glasses in the world are a man's own eyes when they look...
While pensive poets painful vigils keep - Sleepless themselves to give their readers sleep
For Forms of Government let fools contest; whatever is best administered is best.
Like Cato, give his little senate laws, and sit attentive to his own applause.
But Satan now is wiser than of yore, and tempts by making rich, not making...
Fondly we think we honor merit then, When we but praise ourselves in other men.
Charms strike the sight; but merit wins the soul.
'Tis education forms the common mind; just as the twig is bent the tree's inclined.
In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or...
Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul.
Get place and wealth, if possible with grace; if not, by any means get wealth...
The ruling passion, be it what it will. The ruling passion conquers reason still.
How happy is the blameless vestal's lot? The world forgetting, by the world forgot.