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" A brain of feathers, and a heart of lead. "
" Tis but a part we see, and not a whole. "
" Of Manners gentle, of Affections mild; In Wit a man; Simplicity, a child. "
" The world forgetting, by the world forgot. "
" To observations which ourselves we make, we grow more partial for th' observer's sake. "
" The vulgar boil, the learned roast, an egg. "
" Trust not yourself, but your defects to know, make use of every friend and every foe. "
" I find myself hoping a total end of all the unhappy divisions of mankind by party-spirit, which at best is but the madness of many for the gain of a few. "
" No one should be ashamed to admit they are wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that they are wiser today than they were yesterday. "
" All nature is but art unknown to thee. "
" Fools admire, but men of sense approve. "
" Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends. "
" The ruling passion, be it what it will. The ruling passion conquers reason still. "
" A work of art that contains theories is like an object on which the price tag has been left. "
" So vast is art, so narrow human wit. "
" A God without dominion, providence, and final causes, is nothing else but fate and nature. "
" All are but parts of one stupendous whole, Whose body Nature is, and God the soul. "
" Education forms the common mind. Just as the twig is bent, the tree's inclined. "
" True politeness consists in being easy one's self, and in making every one about one as easy as one can. "
" But Satan now is wiser than of yore, and tempts by making rich, not making poor. "
" They dream in courtship, but in wedlock wake. "
" Who shall decide when doctors disagree, And soundest casuists doubt, like you and me? "
" The learned is happy, nature to explore; The fool is happy, that he knows no more. "
" The difference is too nice - Where ends the virtue or begins the vice. "
" Party-spirit at best is but the madness of many for the gain of a few. "
" Pride is still aiming at the best houses: Men would be angels, angels would be gods. Aspiring to be gods, if angels fell; aspiring to be angels men rebel. "
" A cherub's face, a reptile all the rest. "
" Act well your part, there all the honour lies. "
" Extremes in nature equal ends produce; In man they join to some mysterious use. "
" Nature and nature's laws lay hid in the night. God said, Let Newton be! and all was light! "
" The hungry judges soon the sentence sign, and wretches hang that jurymen may dine. "