There is a certain majesty in simplicity which is far above all the quaintness of wit.
Quote by Alexander Pope
Of manners gentle, of affections mild; In wit a man, simplicity a child
Blessed is the man who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed was the...
A wit with dunces, and a dunce with wits.
The greatest magnifying glasses in the world are a man's own eyes when they look...
Gentle dullness ever loves a joke.
Order is Heaven's first law
Men dream of courtship, but in wedlock wake.
If a man's character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do...
An honest man is the noblest work of God.
Who reasons wisely is not therefore wise; His pride in reasoning, not in acting, lies
Happy the man whose wish and care a few paternal acres bound, content to breathe...
Woman's at best a contradiction still.
And all who told it added something new, and all who heard it, made enlargements...
All nature is but art, unknown to thee; All chance, direction, which thou canst not...
In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or...
Those move easiest who have learn'd to dance.
Pride is still aiming at the best houses: Men would be angels, angels would be...
The most positive men are the most credulous.
Optimism is the cheerful frame of mind that enables a teakettle to sing, though in...
Instead of comparing our lot with that of those who are more fortunate than we...