Eve left Adam, to meet the Devil in private.
Light quirks of music, broken and uneven, make the soul dance upon a jig of heaven.
Light quirks of music, broken and uneven, Make the soul dance upon a jig to Heav'n.
All gardening is landscape painting.
The ruling passion, be it what it will, The ruling passion conquers reason still.
A man of business may talk of philosophy; a man who has none may practise it.
Party-spirit . . . which at best is but the madness of many for the gain of a few.
All seems infected that the infected spy, as all looks yellow to the jaundiced eye.
If I am right, Thy grace impart, Still in the right to stay; If I am wrong, O teach my heart To find that better way!
One truth is clear, Whatever is is right.
Get place and wealth, if possible with grace; If not, by any means get wealth and place.
Not to go back is somewhat to advance. And men must walk, at least, before they dance.
Get place and wealth, if possible, with grace; If not, by any means get wealth and place.
Offend her, and she knows not to forgive; Oblige her, and she'll hate you while you live.
Woman's at best a contradiction still.
We think our fathers fools, so wise we grow; Our wiser sons, no doubt, will think us so.
Nature and Nature's laws lay hid in night: God said, Let Newton be! and all was light.
If I am right, Thy grace impart Still in the right to stay; If I am wrong, O, teach my heart To find that better way!
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 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.