Pride is still aiming at the best houses: Men would be angels, angels would be gods. Aspiring to be gods, if angels fell; aspiring to be angels men rebel.
Quote by Alexander Pope
How happy is the blameless vestal's lot? The world forgetting, by the world forgot.
You eat, in dreams, the custard of the day.
The learned is happy, nature to explore; The fool is happy, that he knows no...
To be angry is to revenge the faults of others upon ourselves
For fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
Who shall decide when doctors disagree, And soundest casuists doubt, like you and me?
Who reasons wisely is not therefore wise; His pride in reasoning, not in acting, lies
There is a certain majesty in simplicity which is far above all the quaintness of...
Never was it given to mortal man - To lie so boldly as we women...
'Tis education forms the common mind; just as the twig is bent the tree's inclined.
Wit is the lowest form of humor.
Satan is wiser now than before, and tempts by making rich instead of poor.
At ev'ry word a reputation dies.
Man never thinks himself happy, but when he enjoys those things which others want or...
But blind to former as to future fate, what mortal knows his pre-existent state?
Vice is a monster of so frightful mien, As to be hated needs but to...
Virtue she finds too painful an endeavour, content to dwell in decencies for ever.
While pensive poets painful vigils keep - Sleepless themselves to give their readers sleep
Poets are all who love, who feel great truths, And tell them; and the truth...
A good poet's made as well as born.