The proper study mankind is man.
To err is human. To forgive divine.
Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
An honest man is the noblest work of God.
A little learning is a dangerous thing;
drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring:there shallow droughts intoxicate the brain, and drinking largely sobers us again.
"How happy is the blameless vestal's lot!
The world forgetting, by the world forgot.
Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind!
Each pray's accepted, and each wish resigned."
"Wise wretch! with pleasures too refined to please,
With too much spirit to be e'er at ease,
With too much quickness ever to be taught,
With too much thinking to have common thought.
You purchase pain with all that joy can give, And die of nothing but a rage to live."
A little learning is a dangerous thing; Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring.
Be thou the first true merit to befriend, his praise is lost who stays till all commend.
A God without dominion, providence, and final causes, is nothing else but fate and nature.
He who tells a lie is not sensible of how great a task he undertakes; for he must be forced to invent twenty more to maintain that one.
"A man should never be ashamed to own that he has been in the wrong, which is but saying in other words that he is wiser today than he was yesterday."
A person who is too nice an observer of the business of the crowd, like one who is too curious in observing the labor of bees, will often be stung for his curiosity.