The greatest magnifying glasses in the world are a man's own eyes when they look upon his own person
Quote by Alexander Pope
Charms strike the sight; but merit wins the soul.
How prone to doubt, how cautious are the wise!
Know then this truth, enough for man to know virtue alone is happiness below.
Not to go back is somewhat to advance, and men must walk, at least, before...
Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul.
Coffee which makes the politician wise, and see through all things with his half-shut eyes
Trust not yourself, but your defects to know, make use of every friend and every...
But blind to former as to future fate, what mortal knows his pre-existent state?
Do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame.
Hope springs eternal in the human breast: Man never is, but always To be Blest.
Gentle dullness ever loves a joke.
Man never thinks himself happy, but when he enjoys those things which others want or...
At every trifle, scorn to take offence; that always shows great pride, or little sense
They dream in courtship, but in wedlock wake.
The ruling passion, be it what it will. The ruling passion conquers reason still.
Many men have been capable of doing a wise thing, more a cunning thing, but...
Genius creates, and taste preserves. Taste is the good sense of genius; without taste, genius...
Extremes in nature equal ends produce; In man they join to some mysterious use.
Never elated when someone's oppressed, never dejected when another one's blessed.
A work of art that contains theories is like an object on which the price...