What Reason weaves, by Passion is undone.
Lo! The poor Indian, whose untutored mind sees God in clouds, or hears him in the wind.
The difference is too nice - Where ends the virtue or begins the vice.
Men, some to business take, some to pleasure take; but every woman is at heart a rake.
Blessed is the man who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed was the ninth beatitude.
Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul.
While, from the bounded level of our mind, Short views we take, nor see the lengths behind; But more advanced, behold, with strange surprise, New distant scenes of endless science rise!
Those move easiest who have learn'd to dance.
Satan is wiser now than before, and tempts by making rich instead of poor.
Some judge of authors' names, not works, and then nor praise nor blame the writings, but the men.
Conceit is to nature what paint is to beauty; it is not only needless, but impairs what it would improve.
Genius creates, and taste preserves. Taste is the good sense of genius; without taste, genius is only sublime folly.