“ Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends. ”
To err is human; to forgive, divine.
A God without dominion, providence, and final causes, is nothing else but fate and nature.
A little learning is a dangerous thing; Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring.
A person who is too nice an observer of the business of the crowd, like one who is too curious in observing the labor of bees, will often be stung for his curiosity.
A wit with dunces, and a dunce with wits.
A work of art that contains theories is like an object on which the price tag has been left.
Act well your part, there all the honour lies.
All are but parts of one stupendous whole, Whose body Nature is, and God the soul.
All nature is but art unknown to thee.
An honest man's the noblest work of God.
And all who told it added something new, and all who heard it, made enlargements too.
And die of nothing but a rage to live.
And, after all, what is a lie? 'Tis but the truth in a masquerade.
At ev'ry word a reputation dies.
Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.