One who is too wise an observer of the business of others, like one who is too curious in observing the labor of bees, will often be stung for his curiosity.
And all who told it added something new, and all who heard it, made enlargements too.
Remembrance and reflection how allied. What thin partitions divides sense from thought.
We think our fathers fools, so wise we grow. Our wiser sons, no doubt will think us so.
But thousands die without or this or that, die, and endow a college, or a cat: To some, indeed, Heaven grants the happier fate, Tenrich a bastard, or a son they hate.
Many men have been capable of doing a wise thing, more a cunning thing, but very few a generous thing.
Blessed is the man who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed" was the ninth beatitude
Be thou the first true merit to befriend, his praise is lost who stays till all commend.
Silence! coeval with eternity! thou wert ere Nature's self began to be; thine was the sway ere heaven was formed on earth, ere fruitful thought conceived creation's birth.
A God without dominion, providence, and final causes, is nothing else but fate and nature.
Many men have been capable of doing a wise thing, more a cunning thing, but very few a generous thing
Atheists put on false courage in the midst of their darkness and misaprehensions, like children who, when they fear to go in the dark,will sing or whistle to keep their courage.
Histories are more full of the examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends.
A work of art that contains theories is like an object on which the price tag has been left.
A little learning is a dangerous thing; Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring: There shallow Draughts intoxicate the Brain, And drinking largely sobers us again