The world forgetting, by the world forgot. Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind! Each pray'r accepted, and each wish resign'd
Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)
Contributed by: tupinambah
For what I have publish'd, I can only hope to be pardon'd; but for what I have burned, I deserve to be prais'd.
Source: The Preface Of 1717
Contributed by: alexander rhubarb
How happy is the blameless vessle's lot! The world forgetting, by the world forgot. Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind! Each pray'r accepted, and each wish resign'd.
Source: Eloisa to Abelard
Contributed by: Hope
Of manners gentle, of affections mild, In wit a man, simplicity a child.
Source: Epitaph on Gay.
Contributed by: Zaady
Genuine religion is not so much a matter of feeling as a matter of principle.
Who sees with equal eye, as God of all, A hero perish or a sparrow fall, Atoms or systems into ruin hurl'd, And now a bubble burst, and now a world.
Source: Essay on Man. Epistle i. Line 87.
All are but parts of one stupendous whole, Whose body Nature is, and God the soul.
Source: Essay on Man. Epistle i. Line 267.
She moves a goddess, and she looks a queen.
Source: Translation of the Iliad, 1715
Ask you what provocation I have had? The strong antipathy of good to bad.
Source: On Paradise Lost
Good sense, which only is the gift of Heaven, And though no science, fairly worth the seven.
Source: Moral Essays. Epistle iv. Line 43.
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