Fortune, that with malicious joy
Does man her slave oppress,
Proud of her office to destroy,
Is seldom pleasd to bless.
He who purposes to be an author, should first be a student.
We first make our habits, and then our habits make us.
Such subtle Covenants shall be made,
Till Peace it self is War in Masquerade.
Good sense and good nature are never separated; and good nature is the product of right reason. — It makes allowance for the failings of others by considering that there is nothing perfect in mankind; and by distinguishing that which comes nearest to excellence, though not absolutely free from faults, will certainly produce candor in judging.