Never was it given to mortal man - To lie so boldly as we women can.
Tis but a part we see and not a whole.
And after all what is a lie? 'Tis but the truth in a masquerade.
Trust not yourself but your defects to know make use of every friend and every foe.
Behold the child by Nature's kindly law pleased with a rattle tickled with a straw.
Extremes in nature equal ends produce In man they join to some mysterious use.
The learned is happy nature to explore The fool is happy that he knows no more.
The most positive men are the most credulous.
Some old men continually praise the time of their youth. In fact you would almost think that there were no fools in their days but unluckily they themselves are left as an example.
Many men have been capable of doing a wise thing more a cunning thing but very few a generous thing.
They dream in courtship but in wedlock wake.
No woman ever hates a man for being in love with her but many a woman hate a man for being a friend to her.
A little learning is a dangerous thing Drink deep or taste not the Pierian spring.
The bookful blockhead ignorantly read With loads of learned lumber in his head.
Wit is the lowest form of humor.
Hope travels through nor quits us when we die.
Hope springs eternal in the human breast: Man never is but always To be Blest.
Know then thyself presume not God to scan The proper study of mankind is man.
Slave to no sect who takes no private road But looks through Nature up to Nature's God.
Lo! The poor Indian whose untutored mind sees God in clouds or hears him in the wind.
An honest man's the noblest work of God.
Nature and nature's laws lay hid in the night. God said Let Newton be! and all was light!
All are but parts of one stupendous whole Whose body Nature is and God the soul.
A God without dominion providence and final causes is nothing else but fate and nature.
But blind to former as to future fate what mortal knows his pre-existent state?