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'Tis education forms the common mind, Just as the twig is bent, the tr...   Life
'Tis not enough your counsel still be true; Blunt truths more mischief...   Life
A cherub's face, a reptile all the rest.   Life
A God without dominion, providence, and final causes, is nothing else ...   Life
A little learning is a dangerous thing; Drink deep, or taste not the P...   Life
A man should never be ashamed to own he has been in the wrong, which i...   Life
A person who is too nice an observer of the business of the crowd, lik...   Life
A wit with dunces, and a dunce with wits.   Life
A work of art that contains theories is like an object on which the pr...   Life
Act well your part, there all the honour lies.   Life
All are but parts of one stupendous whole, Whose body Nature is, and G...   Life
All nature is but art unknown to thee.   Life
An honest man's the noblest work of God.   Life
And all who told it added something new, and all who heard it, made en...   Life
And, after all, what is a lie? 'Tis but the truth in a masquerade.   Life
At every word a reputation dies.   Life
Aurora now, fair daughter of the dawn, Sprinkled with rosy light the d...   Life
Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay th...   Life
Behold the child, by Nature's kindly law pleased with a rattle, tickle...   Life
Blessed is the man who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappoi...   Life
Blest paper-credit! last and best supply! That lends corruption lighte...   Life
But blind to former as to future fate, What mortal knows his pre-exist...   Life
But honest instinct comes a volunteer; Sure never to o'er-shoot, but j...   Life
Did some more sober critics come abroad? If wrong, I smil'd; if right,...   Life
Education forms the common mind. Just as the twig is bent, the tree's ...   Life
Extremes in nature equal ends produce; In man they join to some myster...   Life
Fondly we think we honor merit then, When we but praise ourselves in o...   Life
Fools admire, but men of sense approve.   Life
Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.   Life
For Forms of Government let fools contest; whatever is best administer...   Life
For modes of faith let graceless zealots fight, His can't be wrong who...   Life
Genius creates, and taste preserves. Taste is the good sense of genius...   Life
Gentle dullness ever loves a joke.   Life
Get place and wealth, if possible with grace; if not, by any means get...   Life
Good God! how often are we to die before we go quite off this stage? I...   Life
Happy the man whose wish and care a few paternal acres bound, content ...   Life
Health consists with temperance alone.   Life
Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of fr...   Life
Honor and shame from no condition rise. Act well your part: there all ...   Life
Hope springs eternal in the human breast: Man never is, but always To ...   Life
How happy is the blameless vestal's lot? The world forgetting, by the ...   Life
How prone to doubt, how cautious are the wise!   Life
I am his Highness dog at Kew; pray tell me, sir, whose dog are you?   Life
If a man's character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to...   Life
If that's art, I'm a Hottentot!   Life
If, presume not to God to scan; The proper study of Mankind is Man. Pl...   Life
In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if to...   Life
It is with narrow-souled people as with narrow-necked bottles: the les...   Life
Know then this truth, enough for man to know virtue alone is happiness...   Life
Learn to live well, or fairly make your will; you played, and loved, a...   Life
Like Cato, give his little senate laws, and sit attentive to his own a...   Life
Lo! The poor Indian, whose untutored mind sees God in clouds, or hears...   Life
Lulled in the countless chambers of the brain, our thoughts are linked...   Life
Men dream of courtship, but in wedlock wake.   Life
Men would be angels, angels would be gods.   Life
Nature and Nature's laws lay hid in night: God said, "Let Newton be!" ...   Life
Never find fault with the absent.   Life
No one should be ashamed to admit they are wrong, which is but saying,...   Life
Not to go back is somewhat to advance, and men must walk, at least, be...   Life
Of Manners gentle, of Affections mild; In Wit a man; Simplicity, a chi...   Life
On life's vast ocean diversely we sail. Reasons the card, but passion ...   Life
On wrongs swift vengeance waits.   Life
One science only will one genius fit; so vast is art, so narrow human ...   Life
Order is heaven's first law.   Life
Our passions are like convulsion fits, which, though they make us stro...   Life
Party-spirit at best is but the madness of many for the gain of a few.   Life
Passions are the gales of life.   Life
Praise undeserved, is satire in disguise.   Life
Pride is still aiming at the best houses: Men would be angels, angels ...   Life
Remembrance and reflection how allied. What thin partitions divides se...   Life
Satan is wiser now than before, and tempts by making rich instead of p...   Life
Slave to no sect, who takes no private road, But looks through Nature ...   Life
So vast is art, so narrow human wit.   Life
Some old men, continually praise the time of their youth. In fact, you...   Life
Some people will never learn anything, for this reason, because they u...   Life
Spreads his light wings, and in a moment flies.   Life
Teach me to feel another's woe,To hide the fault I see,That mercy I to...   Life
Ten censure wrong, for one that writes amiss.   Life
The appearance and disappearance of the Universe are pictured as an ou...   Life
The bookful blockhead, ignorantly read, With loads of learned lumber i...   Intelligence
The hungry judges soon the sentence sign, and wretches hang that jurym...   Life
The most positive men are the most credulous.   Life
The proper study of Mankind is Man.   Life
The ruling passion, be it what it will. The ruling passion conquers re...   Life
The same ambition can destroy or save, and make a patriot as it makes ...   Life
The vulgar boil, the learned roast, an egg.   Life
The way of the Creative works through change and transformation, so th...   Life
There goes a saying, and 'twas shrewdly said, "Old fish at table, but ...   Life
To be angry is to revenge the faults of others on ourselves.   Life
To err is human; to forgive, divine.   Forgiveness
To observations which ourselves we make, we grow more partial for th' ...   Life
True politeness consists in being easy one's self, and in making every...   Life
Trust not yourself, but your defects to know, make use of every friend...   Life
Virtue she finds too painful an endeavour, content to dwell in decenci...   Life
What some call health, if purchased by perpetual anxiety about diet, i...   Life
When to the Permanent is sacrificed the Mutable, the prize is thine: t...   Life
Who breaks a butterfly on a wheel?   Life
Who shall decide when doctors disagree, And soundest casuists doubt, l...   Life
Whoever thinks a faultless piece to see, Thinks what ne'er was, nor is...   Life
Wit is the lowest form of humor.   Humor
With loads of learned lumber in his head.   Life