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" A cherub's face, a reptile all the rest. "
" Know then this truth, enough for man to know virtue alone is happiness below. "
" Who shall decide when doctors disagree, And soundest casuists doubt, like you and me? "
" The greatest magnifying glasses in the world are a man's own eyes when they look upon his own person. "
" Lo, what huge heaps of littleness around! "
" True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, as those move easiest who have learn'd to dance. "
" All nature is but art unknown to thee. "
" But Satan now is wiser than of yore, and tempts by making rich, not making poor. "
" 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. "
" The worst of madmen is a saint run mad. "
" Men would be angels, angels would be gods. "
" How prone to doubt, how cautious are the wise! "
" Fools admire, but men of sense approve. "
" Lulled in the countless chambers of the brain, our thoughts are linked by many a hidden chain; awake but one, and in, what myriads rise! "
" Our passions are like convulsion fits, which, though they make us stronger for a time, leave us the weaker ever after. "
" Like Cato, give his little senate laws, and sit attentive to his own applause. "
" One science only will one genius fit; so vast is art, so narrow human wit. "
" Hope travels through, nor quits us when we die. "
" Not always actions show the man; we find who does a kindness is not therefore kind. "
" Passions are the gales of life. "
" A little learning is a dangerous thing; Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring. "
" To observations which ourselves we make, we grow more partial for th' observer's sake. "
" Teach me to feel another's woe, to hide the fault I see, that mercy I to others show, that mercy show to me. "
" Fondly we think we honor merit then, When we but praise ourselves in other men. "
" Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends. "
" For modes of faith let graceless zealots fight, His can't be wrong whose life is in the right. "
" The difference is too nice - Where ends the virtue or begins the vice. "
" On wrongs swift vengeance waits. "
" Of Manners gentle, of Affections mild; In Wit a man; Simplicity, a child. "
" Blessed is the man who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed was the ninth beatitude. "
" Never elated when someone's oppressed, never dejected when another one's blessed. "