Fools admire, but men of sense approve.
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.
Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
The most positive men are the most credulous.
Health consists with temperance alone.
Men would be angels, angels would be gods.
To be angry is to revenge the faults of others upon ourselves.
Never find fault with the absent.
Passions are the gales of life.
To err is human, to forgive divine.
And die of nothing but a rage to live.
And, after all, what is a lie? 'Tis but the truth in a masquerade.
At ev'ry word a reputation dies.
Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Beauties in vain their pretty eyes may roll; charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul.
Behold the child, by Nature's kindly law pleased with a rattle, tickled with a straw.
Blessed is the man who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed was the ninth beatitude.
But blind to former as to future fate, what mortal knows his pre-existent state?
But Satan now is wiser than of yore, and tempts by making rich, not making poor.
Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul.
Education forms the common mind. Just as the twig is bent, the tree's inclined.
Extremes in nature equal ends produce; In man they join to some mysterious use.
Fondly we think we honor merit then, When we but praise ourselves in other men.
A God without dominion, providence, and final causes, is nothing else but fate and nature.
A little learning is a dangerous thing; Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring.