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
Virtue she finds too painful an endeavour, content to dwell in decencies for ever.
Never find fault with the absent.
All nature is but art, unknown to thee; All chance, direction, which thou canst not...
Nature and Nature's laws lay hid in night. God said, 'Let Newton be!' and all...
At every trifle take offence, that always shows great pride or little sense.
True politeness consists in being easy one's self, and in making every one about one...
Fondly we think we honor merit then, When we but praise ourselves in other men.
A God without dominion, providence, and final causes, is nothing else but fate and nature.
The difference is too nice - Where ends the virtue or begins the vice.
'Tis education forms the common mind; just as the twig is bent the tree's inclined.
The world forgetting, by the world forgot.
True, conscious honour is to feel no sin; he's armed without that's innocent within.
Praise undeserved, is satire in disguise.
On wrongs swift vengeance waits.
Astrologers that future fates foreshow.
The same ambition can destroy or save, and make a patriot as it makes a...
Never was it given to mortal man - To lie so boldly as we women...
Lo! The poor Indian, whose untutored mind sees God in clouds, or hears him in...
Fools admire, but men of sense approve.
Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul.