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
All are but parts of one stupendous whole, Whose body Nature is, and God the...
The difference is too nice - Where ends the virtue or begins the vice.
To observations which ourselves we make, we grow more partial for th' observer's sake.
Those move easiest who have learn'd to dance
Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends.
At every trifle take offence, that always shows great pride or little sense.
The most positive men are the most credulous.
Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
So vast is art, so narrow human wit.
What some call health, if purchased by perpetual anxiety about diet, isn't much better than...
All chance, direction, which thou canst not see
True, conscious honour is to feel no sin; he's armed without that's innocent within.
Blessed is the man who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed was the...
Praise undeserved, is satire in disguise.
My garden, like my life, seems to me every year to want correction and require...
Men would be angels, angels would be gods.
The vulgar boil, the learned roast, an egg.
The greatest magnifying glasses in the world are a man's own eyes when they look...
The ruling passion, be it what it will. The ruling passion conquers reason still.
A person who is too nice an observer of the business of the crowd, like...