Of all the causes which conspire to blind Man's erring judgment, and misguide the mind; What the weak head with strongest bias rules,- Is pride, the never-failing vice of fools.
Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)
Source: Essay on Criticism. Part ii. Line 1.
Contributed by: Zaady
Not to go back is somewhat to advance, and men must walk, at least, before they dance.
Yes, I am proud; I must be proud to see Men not afraid of God, afraid of me.
Source: On Paradise Lost
And love the offender, yet detest the offence.
Source: Eloisa to Abelard, line 192.
At ev'ry trifle scorn to take offense.
Source: An Essay on Criticism, 1711, 1. 186
One thought of thee puts all the pomp to flight, Priests, tapers, temples, swim before my sight.
Source: Eloisa to Abelard, 1717
Fire in each eye and papers in each hand, They rave, recite, and madden round the land.
Order is Heaven's first law.
Source: Essay on Man. Epistle iv. Line 49.
Order is nature's first law.
Source: An Essay on Man
'Tis with our judgments as our watches,-none Go just alike, yet each believes his own.
Source: Essay on Criticism. Part i. Line 9. 1711
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