Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.
To err is human, to forgive, divine.
I never knew any man in my life who could not bear another's misfortunes perfectly like a Christian.
Till tired, he sleeps, and life's poor play is o'er.
Thus education forms the common mind; Just as the twig is bent, the tree's inclined.
'Tis education forms the common mind; Just as the twig is bent the tree's inclined.
Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
How shall I love the sin, yet keep the sense, And love the offender, yet detest the offence?
To err is human; to forgive, divine.
There is nothing meritorious but virtue and friendship.
He mounts the storm, and walks upon the wind.
Amusement is the happiness of those who cannot think.
False happiness is like false money; it passes for a long time as well as the true, and serves some ordinary occasions; but when it is brought to the touch, we find the lightness and alloy, and feel the loss.
Hope springs eternal in the human breast; Man never is, but always to be blest.
Hope springs eternal in the human breast.
The learned is happy, nature to explore, the fool is happy, that he knows no more.
The vanity of human life is like a river, constantly passing away, and yet constantly coming on.
A perfect judge will read each word of wit with the same spirit that its author writ.
What dire offence from am'rous causes springs. What mighty contests rise from trivial things.