The most positive men are the most credulous.
Quote by Alexander Pope
Charms strike the sight; but merit wins the soul.
Know then this truth, enough for man to know virtue alone is happiness below.
And all who told it added something new, and all who heard it, made enlargements...
The way of the Creative works through change and transformation, so that each thing receives...
The learned is happy, nature to explore; The fool is happy, that he knows no...
Not to go back is somewhat to advance, and men must walk, at least, before...
Good God! How often are we to die before we go quite off this stage?...
Writing is hard work and bad for the health.
The proper study of Mankind is Man.
Who reasons wisely is not therefore wise; His pride in reasoning, not in acting, lies
Never elated when someone's oppressed, never dejected when another one's blessed.
But blind to former as to future fate, what mortal knows his pre-existent state?
Wit is the lowest form of humor.
Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to...
'Tis true, perfection none must hope to find in all the world, much less in...
And die of nothing but a rage to live.
Men would be angels, angels would be gods.
Party-spirit at best is but the madness of many for the gain of a few.
Like Cato, give his little senate laws, and sit attentive to his own applause.
True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, as those who move easiest have...