Some people will never learn anything, for this reason, because they understand everything too soon.
Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)
Contributed by: Zaady
Absent or dead, still let a friend be dear.
Source: Epistle to Robert, Earl of Oxford and Mortimer, 1721
How do we know that we have a right to kill creatures that we are so little above, as dogs, for our curiosity or even for some use to us?
The light of Heaven restore; Give me to see, and Ajax asks no more.
Source: The Iliad, book xvii. line 730.
For he lives twice who can at once employ The present well, and ev'n the past enjoy.
Source: Imitation of Martial
You beat your Pate, and fancy Wit will come: Knock as you please, there's no body at home.
Jove, thou regent of the skies.
Source: The Odyssey, book ii. line 42.
Some judge of authors' names, not works, and then Nor praise nor blame the writings, but the men.
Source: An Essay on Criticism, 1711, 1. 2I2
It is with our judgments as with our watches: no two go just alike, yet each believes his own.
Know then thyself, presume not God to scan; The proper study of mankind is man.
Source: Essay on Man. Epistle ii. Line 1.
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