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" The most positive men are the most credulous. "
" Like Cato, give his little senate laws, and sit attentive to his own applause. "
" A work of art that contains theories is like an object on which the price tag has been left. "
" At ev'ry word a reputation dies. "
" One science only will one genius fit; so vast is art, so narrow human wit. "
" Act well your part, there all the honour lies. "
" But blind to former as to future fate, what mortal knows his pre-existent state? "
" The proper study of Mankind is Man. "
" A cherub's face, a reptile all the rest. "
" A God without dominion, providence, and final causes, is nothing else but fate and nature. "
" On wrongs swift vengeance waits. "
" Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends. "
" Some old men, continually praise the time of their youth. In fact, you would almost think that there were no fools in their days, but unluckily they themselves are left as an example. "
" The hungry judges soon the sentence sign, and wretches hang that jurymen may dine. "
" Hope travels through, nor quits us when we die. "
" Health consists with temperance alone. "
" If a man's character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business. "
" To be angry is to revenge the faults of others on ourselves. "
" A little learning is a dangerous thing; Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring. "
" Know then thyself, presume not God to scan; The proper study of mankind is man. "
" 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. "
" And die of nothing but a rage to live. "
" Some people will never learn anything, for this reason, because they understand everything too soon. "
" Wit is the lowest form of humor. "
" Men would be angels, angels would be gods. "
" Happy the man whose wish and care a few paternal acres bound, content to breathe his native air in his own ground. "
" For modes of faith let graceless zealots fight, His can't be wrong whose life is in the right. "
" Know then this truth, enough for man to know virtue alone is happiness below. "
" And all who told it added something new, and all who heard it, made enlargements too. "
" A brain of feathers, and a heart of lead. "
" How happy is the blameless vestal's lot? The world forgetting, by the world forgot. "