Never was it given to mortal man – To lie so boldly as we women can.
Tis but a part we see and not a whole.
And after all what is a lie? ‘Tis but the truth in a masquerade.
Trust not yourself but your defects to know make use of every friend and every foe.
The learned is happy nature to explore The fool is happy that he knows no more.
Extremes in nature equal ends produce In man they join to some mysterious use.
Behold the child by Nature’s kindly law pleased with a rattle tickled with a straw.
Many men have been capable of doing a wise thing more a cunning thing but very few a generous thing.
Some old men continually praise the time of their youth. In fact you would almost think that there were no fools in their days but unluckily they themselves are left as an example.
The most positive men are the most credulous.
They dream in courtship but in wedlock wake.
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.
Health consists with temperance alone.
Know then this truth enough for man to know virtue alone is happiness below.
A little learning is a dangerous thing Drink deep or taste not the Pierian spring.