What's fame? a fancy'd life in other's breath. A thing beyond us, even before our death.


Alexander Pope

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Integrity of life is fame's best friend, which nobly, beyond death, shall crown in the end.
JOHN WEBSTER
All gardening is landscape painting,' said Alexander Pope.
REBECCA SOLNIT
To err is human; to forgive, divine. -Alexander Pope.
ALEXANDER POPE
Imagine life as a game, a game that is filled with obstacles and hazards to overcome but sometimes y...
GARY F EVANS...
Nor public flame, nor private, dares to shine;
Nor human spark is left, nor glimpse divine!
ALEXANDER POPE
the deceased don’t want you to forget about them. They just want you to move past it; not to dwell...
JUSTIN PYFROM
I invented 'It's a good thing' before you were even born.
MARTHA STEWART
The life of our bodies is only a constantly prevented dying, an ever deferred death…Every breath w...
IRVIN D. YALOM
I shall write a book some day about the appropriateness of names. Geoffrey Chaucer has a ribald ring...
JAMES JOYCE
Words are life & death, a good quote is Gods breath of life.
MELINDA OVERTURF
Pope had perhaps the judgment of Dryden; but Dryden certainly wanted the diligence of Pope.
SAMUEL JOHNSON
One whom it is easier to hate, but still easier to quote--Alexander Pope.
AUGUSTINE BIRRELL
It is a wretched thing to live on the fame of others.
JUVENAL
To worry about the past will bring devastation in the future.
CASEY ALEXANDER SCHOTT
Even when life challenges us, it's a gift beyond all measure.
PARKER PALMER
A life lived with integrity -- even if it lacks the trappings of fame and fortune is a shinning star...
DENIS WAITLEY
A life lived with integrity - even if it lacks the trappings of fame and fortune is a shinning star ...
DENIS WAITLEY
A life lived with integrity - even if it lacks the trappings of fame and fortune is a shining star i...
DENIS WAITLEY
A life lived with integrity even if it lacks the trappings of fame and fortune is a shining star in ...
DENIS WAITLEY
He never hears the truth about himself by not wishing to hear it." Pope Alexander
BARBARA W. TUCHMAN
Since fame is an illusion and death is in our future all we have is the next moment before we are sw...
AL GOLDSTEIN
That's what literature is. It's the people who went before us, tapping out messages from the past, f...
CONNIE WILLIS
It was said that if you duped death, if you kept someone alive who should have died, then you might ...
ERIK BUNDY
EVEN THOUGH I'M MARKED FOR DEATH, I'M A SPARK TILL I LOSE MY BREATH."
TUPAC SHAKUR
Our life is made by the death of others.
LEONARDO DA VINCI
Our life is made by the death of others.
LEONARDO DAVINCI
Stronger than iron
crueler than death
sweeter than springtime
it lives beyond breath
JULIET MARILLIER
This will give us a chance to catch our breath before we start another big push next year.
JOE BARKER
I can teach you how to bottle fame, brew glory, even put a stopper on death.
J.K. ROWLING
Death is deceitful, pretending that peace is on the horizon. The truth is that chaos is left in its ...
J.D. STROUBE
Breath is the first thing we do coming into this life, breath is the last thing we do leaving this l...
HOWARD MANN
To have had fame, even very minor fame, and to have lost it, got older and maybe put on a little wei...
DAVID NICHOLLS
Life is a great sunrise. I do not see why death should not be an even greater one.
VLADIMIR NABOKOV
One's ideas must be as broad as Nature if they are to interpret Nature
ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE
Just as there is a moment when the artist must stop, when the sculpture must be left as it is, the p...
ALBERT CAMUS
Death is a sleep that ends our dreaming. Oh, that we may be allowed to wake before death wakes us.
FRANCESCO PETRARCA
For death begins with life's first breath And life begins at touch of death
JOHN OXENHAM
For death begins with life's first breath And life begins at touch of death.
JOHN OXENHAM
For death begins with life's first breath, and life begins at touch of death.
JOHN OXENHAM
Life is a predicament which precedes death.
HENRY JAMES
This is the spot where I will lie
When life has had enough of me,
These are the grasses ...
SARA TEASDALE
I've got no other home to go to, not anymore. When I look at England now I see a dead place, Rupert....
LEV GROSSMAN
A thief stops stealing when he dies
SOTONYE ANGA
Death makes no conquest of this conqueror: For now he lives in fame, though not in life.
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
For death, Now I know, is that first breath Which our souls draw when we enter Life, which is of all...
EDWIN ARNOLD
Death is tough for the people left behind on earth.
PRATEEKSHA MALIK
Do not even hope at death before being awakened from the dream of life.
SORIN CERIN
Beyond a deck of cards the following philosophy is true: life is about playing a game the best you c...
DANIEL ROBERT O'NEILL
I balanced all, brought all to mind, the years to come seemed waste of breath, a waste of breath the...
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
But the issue is not only life and death but our existence before God and our being judged by him. A...
HANS URS VON BALTHASAR
There is no death! What seems so is transition; This life of mortal breath is but a suburb of the li...
HENRY W. LONGFELLOW
Life is the outcome of a balance between the air we breath andanaerobes trying to stifle our aerobic...
EARL NIGHTINGALE
Like a deep sad note
played beneath the ocean
waving through the orb
the memories of ...
PAWAN MISHRA
It is a wretched thing to rest upon the fame of others, lest, the supporting pillar being removed, ...
UNKNOWN
Sometimes, you may take a step backwards only to realize that a step forward could have been the bes...
ERNEST AGYEMANG YEBOAH
Okonwko was well known throughout the nine villages and even beyond. His fame rested on solid pers...
CHINUA ACHEBE
Going back to Hemingway's work after several years is like going back to a brook where you had often...
MALCOLM COWLEY
Beautiful things happen in your life,if you distance yourself from all the negative things.
DR ANIL KUMAR SINHA
We each have a special something we can get only at a special time of our life. like a small flame. ...
HARUKI MURAKAMI
Allie, what do the Stars tell me to do? You know I don't understand the scientific part.
ROBERT A. HEINLEIN
The capacity of humans to believe in what seems to me highly improbable- from table tapping to the s...
ROBERT A. HEINLEIN
It is strange being in a crowd where no one knows your face or cares for your purpose. In Lykos, I w...
PIERCE BROWN
The mightiest power of death is not that it can make people die, but that it can make the people you...
FREDRIK BACKMAN
Closed eyes, heart not beating, but a living love.
AVIS COREA
People have their own deaths as well as their own lives, and even if there is nothing beyond death, ...
E.M. FORSTER
People have their own deaths as well as their own lives, and even if there is nothing beyond death, ...
E. M. FORSTER
In our culture, we celebrate life rather than mourn death. We look at it as the end of our life cycl...
MARIA MURPHY
Life by life and love by love
We passed through the cycles strange,
And breath by breath and...
LANGDON SMITH
Life could do nothing for her, beyond giving time for a better preparation for death.
JANE AUSTEN
We were born to be free, to expand our horizons by going where we have never gone before, and not to...
DENNIS MERRITT JONES
Our mistakes invites death to snatch us from life.
DAVID ATTA (A.K.A DAVIED ATTLARS & MR DAIN)
I've been through this fame thing before, when the band was big in '80, '81.
JOHN LURIE
I am always saddened by the death of a good person. It is from this sadness that a feeling of gratit...
STEVE MARABOLI
Life is a re-discovery.
BRIAN BLESSED
For death remembered should be like a mirror,
Who tells us life’s but breath, to trust it err...
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
He Is Not Dead

I cannot say, and I will not say
That he is dead. He is just away. JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY
When he died, all things soft and beautiful and bright would be buried with him.
MADELINE MILLER
I’d give in to the grief but make sure I wasn’t loud enough to draw attention from those who thi...
ADAM SILVERA
It hurts when they're gone. And it doesn't matter if it's slow or fast, whether it's a long drawn-ou...
WALTER MOSLEY
But surely Uncle Akbar could not be dead as they were dead? There must be something indestructible ...
M.M. KAYE
Who steals a bugle-horn, a ring, a steed, Or such like worthless thing, has some discretion; '...
FRANCESCO BERNI
The celebrity-chef thing, even at its worst, its most annoying, its silliest, its goofiest, its most...
ANTHONY BOURDAIN
Although it's great to appear to a feast, home is always sweet, though it may be lonely and cold lik...
BANGAMBIKI HABYARIMANA
Marlena's body was found on November 19, and so I consider that the anniversary of her death, though...
JULIE BUNTIN
Never underestimate the difference YOU can make in the lives of others. Step forward, reach out and ...
PABLO
Each man lives in his own universe and when he dies the world is over
BANGAMBIKI HABYARIMANA
Believing in life after death is not the question, but living your life before death; that matters.
VIKRANT PARSAI
In some basic way, it is our imperfections and even our pain that draws others close to us.
RACHEL NAOMI REMEN
Being born is certain, Death will come, But whats in between is the adventure, It starts when you ta...
HOLYHELL111
Love of fame is the last thing even the wise give up
PUBLIUS CORNELIUS TACITUS
Death is not an ending. It is a transformation. Death is the threshold of this life. Beyond it is so...
MING-DAO DENG
For some folks death is release, and for others death is an abomination, a terrible thing. But in th...
NEIL GAIMAN
Despite our different ambitions & goals in life,one destination will ultimately unite us all,death.
DAVID ATTA (A.K.A DAVIED ATTLARS & MR DAIN)
The good thing about death is it kills you once while life kills you for a lifetime. In fact death r...
BANGAMBIKI HABYARIMANA
Without guidance and support for patients and families approaching death, there may be unnecessary c...
LISA J. SHULTZ
Death is the horizon of life as we know it; a place we can not see beyond.
JIM GENOVESE
Integrity of life is fame's best friend,
Which nobly, beyond death, shall crown the end.
JOHN WEBSTER
Politics is a good thing!
LARRY J. SABATO
Caffeine is a good thing.
MANOJ BHARGAVA
Great wits are to madness near allied
And thin partitions do their bounds divide.
JOHN DRYDEN

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And, after all, what is a lie? 'Tis but the truth in a masquerade.
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Blessed is the man who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed was the ninth beatitude.
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The ruling passion, be it what it will. The ruling passion conquers reason still.
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Hope springs eternal in the human breast: Man never is, but always to be blest.
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So vast is art, so narrow human wit.
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The most positive men are the most credulous.
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Know then thyself, presume not God to scan; The proper study of mankind is man.
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How happy is the blameless vestal's lot? The world forgetting, by the world forgot.
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And die of nothing but a rage to live.
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Act well your part, there all the honour lies.
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A little learning is a dangerous thing; Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring.
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Never find fault with the absent.
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A brain of feathers, and a heart of lead.
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On life's vast ocean diversely we sail. Reasons the card, but passion the gale.
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Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul.
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Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
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Scarce any Tale was sooner heard than told;And all who told it, added something new,And all who hear...
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See skulking Truth to her old cavern fled,
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Philos...
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Good God! how often are we to die before we go quite off this stage? In every friend we lose a part ...
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It is part of the cure to wish to be cured. [Lat., Pars sanitatis velle sanari fruit.]
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The bookful blockhead, ignorantly read, With loads of learned lumber in his head.
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'Tis not enough your counsel still be true; Blunt truths more mischief than nice falsehoods do.
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How index-learning turns no student pale, Yet holds the eel of science by the tale.
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Reason, however able, cool at best, Cares not for service, or but serves when prest, Stays til...
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Say first, of God above or man below, What can we reason but from what we know?
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A man should never be ashamed to own that he is wrong, which is but saying in other words that he is...
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Lely on animated canvas stole The sleepy eye, that spoke the melting soul.
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He best can paint them who shall feel them most.
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Wretches hang that jurymen may dine.
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If, presume not to God to scan; The proper study of Mankind is Man. Plac'd on this isthmus of a midd...
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But if We have such another victory, we are undone.
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The heart resolves this matter in a trice, "Men only feel the smart, but not the vice."
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Virtue, I grant you, is an empty boast; But shall the dignity of vice be lost?
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Wealth is the product of man's capacity to think.
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What riches give us let us then inquire: Meat, fire, and clothes. What more? Meat, clothes, and ...
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Get place and wealth, if possible, with grace; If not, by any means get wealth and place.
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One science only will one genius fit; so vast is art, so narrow human wit.
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Zeal is very blind, or badly regulated, when it encroaches upon the rights of others.
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Poets heap virtues, painters gems, at will, And show their zeal, and hide their want of skill.
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But Satan now is wiser than of yore, and tempts by making rich, not making poor.
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Know then this truth, enough for man to know virtue alone is happiness below.
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Most women have no characters at all.
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Learn to live well, or fairly make your will;
you played, and loved, and ate, and drunk your fil...
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Most authors steal their works, or buy.
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Why did I write? What sin to me unknown dipped me in ink, my parents , or my own?
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True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, as those move easiest who have learned to dance. 'T...
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Fix'd like a plan on his peculiar spot, to draw nutrition, propagate, and rot.
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The bookful blockhead ignorantly read,
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With his own ...
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I find myself... hoping a total end of all the unhappy divisions of mankind by party-spirit, which a...
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They dream in courtship, but in wedlock wake.
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Know then thyself; presume not God to scan; The proper study of mankind is man.
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'Tis with our judgments as our watches, none Go just alike, yet each believes his own.
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Bear, like the Turk, no brother near the throne.
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We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philoso...
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Behold the child, by nature's kindly law, pleased with a rattle, tickled with a straw.
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Honor and shame from no condition rise; Act well your part, there all the honor lies.
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Education forms the common mind. Just as the twig is bent, the tree's inclined.
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Did some more sober critics come abroad? If wrong, I smil'd; if right, I kiss'd the rod.
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Be not the first by which a new thing is tried, or the last to lay the old aside.
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In Words, as Fashions, the same Rule will hold;
Alike Fantastick, if too New, or Old;
Be not t...
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Some people will never learn anything, for this reason, because they understand everything too soon.
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A little learning is a dangerous thing.
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'Tis education forms the common mind. Just as the twig is bent, the tree's inclin'd.
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Others import yet nobler arts from France, Teach kings to fiddle, and make senates dance.
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In Faith and Hope the world will disagree, But all mankind's concern is charity.
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A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. So is a lot.
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To err is human, to forgive, divine.
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Sure of their qualities and demanding praise, more go to ruined fortunes than are raised.
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At every trifle take offense, that always shows great pride or little sense.
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Fondly we think we honor merit then, When we but praise ourselves in other men.
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Praise undeserved, is satire in disguise.
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Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.
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Men dream of courtship, but in wedlock wake.
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Let sinful bachelors their woes deplore; full well they merit all they feel, and more: unaw by prece...
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Lulled in the countless chambers of the brain, our thoughts are linked by many a hidden chain; awake...
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From pride, from pride, our very reas
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The ruling passion, be it what it will, The ruling passion conquers reason still.
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Passions are the gales of life.
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An obstinate person does not hold opinions; they hold them.
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All nature is but art unknown to thee.
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All seems infected that the infected spy,
As all looks yellow to the jaundiced eye.
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For virtue's self may too much zeal be had; the worst of madmen is a saint run mad.
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Die and endow a college or a cat.
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Trust not yourself, but your defects to know, make use of every friend and every foe.
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True wit is nature to advantage dressed, what oft was thought, but never so well expressed.
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Wit is the lowest form of humor.
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Curse on all laws, but those that love has made.
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In lazy apathy let stoics boast
Their virtue fix
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You beat your Pate, and fancy Wit will come: Knock as you please, there's no body at home.
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Two purposes in human nature rule. Self-love to urge, and reason to restrain.
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Beauties in vain their pretty eyes may roll; charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul.
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Never elated when someone's oppressed, never dejected when another one's blessed.
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True disputants are like true sportsman: their whole delight is in the pursuit.
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When much dispute has past, we find our tenets just the same as last.
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I am his Highness dog at Kew; pray tell me, sir, whose dog are you?
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Hither the heroes and nymphs resort,
To taste awhile the pleasures of a court;
In various talk...
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Men would be angels, angels would be gods.
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I was not born for courts and great affairs, but I pay my debts, believe and say my prayers.
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Health consists with temperance alone.
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Act well your part; there all honor lies.
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An honest man's the noblest work of God.
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Satan is wiser now than before, and tempts by making rich instead of poor.
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For Forms of Government let fools contest; whatever is best administered is best.
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And all who told it added something new, and all who heard it, made enlargements too.
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We think our fathers fools, so wise we grow. Our wiser sons, no doubt will think us so.
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The worst of madmen is a saint run mad.
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Many people are capable of doing a wise thing, more a cunning thing, but very few a generous thing.
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How shall I lose the sin, yet keep the sense, and love the offender, yet detest the offence?
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To err is human; to forgive, divine.
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The hungry judges soon the sentence sign, and wretches hang that jurymen may dine.
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It is with our judgments as with our watches: no two go just alike, yet each believes his own.
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Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer,
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By foreign hands thy humble grave adorned; By strangers honored, and by strangers mourned.
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To endeavor to work upon the vulgar with fine sense is like attempting to hew blocks with a razor.
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Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends.
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An excuse is worse than a lie, for an excuse is a lie, guarded.
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Who breaks a butterfly on a wheel?
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Why has not man a microscopic eye? For the plain reason man is not a fly.
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How happy is the blameless vestal's lot? The world forgetting, by the world forgot.
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Lo! thy dread empire, Chaos! is restored; dies before thy uncreating word: thy hand, great Anarch! l...
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Fools admire, but men of sense approve.
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On wrongs swift vengeance waits.
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Blest paper-credit! last and best supply! That lends corruption lighter wings to fly!
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Not to go back is somewhat to advance, and men must walk, at least, before they dance.
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The starving chemist in his golden views Supremely blest.
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Here Ceres' gifts in waving prospect stand, And nodding tempt the joyful reaper's hand.
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Our rural ancestors with little blest, Patient of labour when the end was rest, Indulg'd the d...
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In cold December fragrant chaplets blow, And heavy harvests nod beneath the snow.
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The vulgar boil, the learned roast, an egg.
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Choose a firm cloud before it fall, and in it Catch, ere she change, the Cynthia of this minute.
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Condition, circumstance, is not the thing; Bliss is the same in subject or in king.
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To Kerke the narre, from God more farre.
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Who builds a church to God, and not to Fame, Will never mark the marble with his Name.
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No silver saints, by dying misers giv'n, Here brib'd the rage of ill-requited heav'n; But such...
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On life's vast ocean diversely we sail. Reasons the card, but passion the gale.
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There goes a saying, and 'twas shrewdly said, Old fish at table, but young flesh in bed.
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Ask you what provocation I have had? The strong antipathy of good to bad.
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Learn of the little nautilus to sail, Spread the thin oar, and catch the driving gale.
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The blest to-day is as completely so, As who began a thousand years ago.
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Our proper bliss depends on what we blame.
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Hear how the birds, on ev'ry blooming spray, With joyous musick wake the dawning day.
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Ye flowers that drop, forsaken by the spring, Ye birds that, left by summer, cease to sing, Ye...
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Where round some mould'ring tow'r pale ivy creeps, And low-brow'd rocks hang nodding o'er the deep...
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Accept a miracle; instead of wit,-- See two dull lines by Stanhope's pencil writ.
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I choose a block of marble and chop off whatever I don't need.
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In pride, in reas'ning pride, our error lies; All quit their sphere and rush into the skies. P...
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A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
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Eternal smiles his emptiness betray, As shallow streams run dimpling all the way.
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Fire in each eye, and papers in each hand, They rave, recite, and madden round the land.
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Hence the fool's paradise, the statesman's scheme, The air-built castle, and the golden dream, ...
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In the nice bee, what sense so subtly true From pois'nous herbs extracts the healing dew?
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What dire Offence from am'rous Causes springs, What mighty Contests rise from trivial Things.
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No question is ever settled Until it is settled right.
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See Christians, Jews, one heavy sabbath keep, And all the western world believe and sleep.
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Where London's column, pointing at the skies, Like a tall bully, lifts the head and lies.
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One science only will one genius fit, So vast is art, so narrow human wit.
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True politeness consists in being easy one's self, and in making every one about one as easy as one ...
ALEXANDER POPE
Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
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Pleas'd to the last he crops the flowery food, And licks the hand just rais'd to shed his blood.
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One who is too wise an observer of the business of others, like one who is too curious in observing...
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The longer I live the more I see that I am never wrong about anything, and that all the pains that ...
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Judges and senates have been bought for gold; Esteem and love were never to be sold.
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Alas! the small discredit of a bribe Scarce hurts the lawyer, but undoes the scribe.
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How glowing guilt exalts the keen delight!
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Obliged by hunger and request of friends.
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Like Cato, give his little senate laws, And sit attentive to his own applause.
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The hungry judges soon the sentence sign, And wretches hang that jurymen may dine.
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What beck'ning ghost along the moonlight shade Invites my steps, and points to yonder glade?
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Soft o'er the shrouds aerial whispers breathe, That seemed but zephyrs to the train beneath.
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And soften'd sounds along the waters die: Smooth flow the waves, the zephyrs gently play.
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Lull'd by soft zephyrs thro' the broken pane.
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Soft is the strain when zephyr gently blows.
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The balmy zephyrs, silent since her death, Lament the ceasing of a sweeter breath.
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I have more zeal than wit.
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Zeal then, not charity, became the guide.
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The doubtful beam long nods from side to side.
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Not chaos-like together crush'd and bruis'd, But, as the world, harmoniously confused: Where o...
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Order is Heaven's first law; and this confess, Some are and must be greater than the rest.
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For fools admire, but me of sense approve.
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Blessed is he who expects nothing for he shall never be disappointed.
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At length corruption, like a general flood (So long by watchful ministers withstood), Shall de...
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You purchase pain with all that joy can give, And die of nothing but a rage to live.
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One who is too wise an observer of the business of others, like one who is too curious in observing...
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Worth makes the man, and want of it the fellow; The rest is all but leather and prunello.
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Fine by defect, and delicately weak.
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Heaven forming each on other to depend, A master, or a servant, or a friend, Bids each on othe...
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