Vices and virtues are of a strange nature, for the more we have, the fewer we think we have
Quote by Alexander Pope
Trust not yourself, but your defects to know, make use of every friend and every...
Many men have been capable of doing a wise thing, more a cunning thing, but...
Some people will never learn anything, for this reason, because they understand everything too soon.
Order is Heaven's first law
Fondly we think we honor merit then, When we but praise ourselves in other men.
Some old men, continually praise the time of their youth. In fact, you would almost...
All nature is but art, unknown to thee; All chance, direction, which thou canst not...
There is a certain majesty in simplicity which is far above all the quaintness of...
The vulgar boil, the learned roast, an egg.
Writing is hard work and bad for the health.
On life's vast ocean diversely we sail. Reasons the card, but passion the gale.
Of manners gentle, of affections mild; In wit a man, simplicity a child
Who combats bravely is not therefore brave, He dreads a death-bed like the meanest slave:...
Vice is a monster of so frightful mien, As to be hated needs but to...
How prone to doubt, how cautious are the wise!
The difference is too nice - Where ends the virtue or begins the vice.
While pensive poets painful vigils keep - Sleepless themselves to give their readers sleep
The poet's voice need not merely be the record of man, it can be one...
Always be a poet, even in prose.
Poets lose half the praise they should have got, Could it be known what they...