An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie; for an excuse is a lie guarded.
Love, free as air at sight of human ties, Spreads his light wings, and in a moment flies.
Strength of mind is exercise, not rest.
To err is human, to forgive, divine.
Trust not yourself, but your defects to know. Make use of every friend and every foe.
All other goods by fortune's hand are given: A wife is the peculiar gift of Heaven.
Do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame.
Hope springs eternal in the human breast.
An excuse is worse than a lie, for an excuse is a lie, guarded.
Order is Heaven's first law; and this confess, Some are and must be greater than the rest.
What some call health, if purchased by perpetual anxiety about diet, isn't much better than tedious disease.
Who reasons wisely is not therefore wise; His pride in reasoning, not in acting, lies
Pride is still aiming at the best houses: Men would be angels, angels would be gods. Aspiring to be gods, if angels fell; aspiring to be angels men rebel.
Who combats bravely is not therefore brave, He dreads a death-bed like the meanest slave: Who reasons wisely is not therefore wise, - His pride in reasoning, not in acting lies
At every trifle, scorn to take offence; that always shows great pride, or little sense