All nature is but art, unknown to thee; All chance, direction, which thou canst not see; All discord, harmony not understood; All partial evil, universal good: And, spite of pride in erring reason's spite, One truth is clear, whatever is, is right. ARGUMENT.
Some people will never learn anything, for this reason, because they understand everything too soon.
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.
Gentle dullness ever loves a joke.
Know, Nature's children all divide her care; The fur that warms a monarch, warmed a bear. While man exclaims, See all things for my use! See man for mine! replies a pampered goose: And just as short of reason he must fall, Who thinks all made for one, not one for all.
Woman's at best a contradiction still.
Our passions are like convulsion fits, which, though they make us stronger for a time, leave us the weaker ever after.
Hope springs eternal in the human breast.
This Nymph, to the destruction of mankind, Nourish'd two Locks, which graceful hung behind 20 In equal curls, and well conspir'd to deck With shining ringlets the smooth iv'ry neck.
Like bubbles on the sea of matter borne, they rise, they break, and to that sea return.
To err is human.
The most positive men are the most credulous.