What Reason weaves, by Passion is undone.
Death, only death, can break the lasting chain;
And here, ev’n then, shall my cold dust remain
The difference is too nice – Where ends the virtue or begins the vice.
Curiosity is, in great and generous minds, the first passion and the last.
For forms of Government let fools contest. Whate’er is best administered is best.
Trust not yourself; but your defects to know,
Make use of ev’ry friend-and ev’ry foe.
If it be the chief point of friendship to comply with a friend’s notions and inclinations he possesses this is an eminent degree; he lies down when I sit, and walks when I walk, which is more that many good friends can pretend to do.
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. So is a lot.
Yes, I am proud; I must be proud to see
Men not afraid of God afraid of me.
Remembrance and reflection how allied!
What thin partitions Sense from Thought divide!