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
The difference is too nice - Where ends the virtue or begins the vice.
I find myself hoping a total end of all the unhappy divisions of mankind by...
True, conscious honour is to feel no sin; he's armed without that's innocent within.
Some old men, continually praise the time of their youth. In fact, you would almost...
The only time you run out of chances is when you stop taking them
There is a certain majesty in simplicity which is far above all the quaintness of...
The People's voice is odd; It is, and it is not, the voice of God
The most positive men are the most credulous.
For Forms of Government let fools contest; whatever is best administered is best.
Lulled in the countless chambers of the brain, our thoughts are linked by many a...
An honest man is the noblest work of God.
For modes of faith let graceless zealots fight, His can't be wrong whose life is...
Such were the notes thy once loved poet sung, Till death untimely stopped his tuneful...
Nature and Nature's laws lay hid in night. God said, 'Let Newton be!' and all...
But Satan now is wiser than of yore, and tempts by making rich, not making...
Be niggards of advice on no pretense, For the worst avarice is that of sense.
True politeness consists in being easy one's self, and in making every one about one...
So vast is art, so narrow human wit.
If creating life is art, then living and dying must be poetry.
Art is the elimination of the unnecessary