When we are young, we are slavishly employed in procuring something whereby we may live comfortably when we grow old; and when we are old, we perceive it is too late to live as we proposed
Quote by Alexander Pope
The ruling passion, be it what it will, The ruling passion conquers reason still
Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends.
Drink is the feast of reason and the flow of soul.
Wit is the lowest form of humor.
At every word a reputation dies.
All nature is but art unknown to thee.
Such were the notes thy once loved poet sung, Till death untimely stopped his tuneful...
To be angry is to revenge the faults of others upon ourselves
At ev'ry word a reputation dies.
Virtue she finds too painful an endeavour, content to dwell in decencies for ever.
Order is heaven's first law.
So vast is art, so narrow human wit.
True, conscious honor is to feel no sin, he's armed without that's innocent within; be...
But blind to former as to future fate, what mortal knows his pre-existent state?
Men would be angels, angels would be gods.
Never was it given to mortal man - To lie so boldly as we women...
I find myself hoping a total end of all the unhappy divisions of mankind by...
Some old men, continually praise the time of their youth. In fact, you would almost...
The world forgetting, by the world forgot.
How prone to doubt, how cautious are the wise!