True friendship's laws are by this rule expressed Welcome the coming, speed the parting guest.
True politeness consists in being easy one's self, and in making every one about one as easy as one can.
Trust not yourself, but your defects to know, make use of every friend and every foe.
Vital spark of heav'nly flame! Quit, oh quit, this mortal frame: Trembling, hoping, ling'ring, flying, Oh the pain, the bliss of dying!
What beck'ning ghost, along the moonlight shade Invites my steps, and points to yonder glade?
What woeful stuff this madrigal would be, In some starved hackney sonneteer, or me! But let a lord once own the happy lines, How the wit brightens! how the style refines!
What's fame? a fancy'd life in other's breath. A thing beyond us, even before our death.
When men grow virtuous in their old age, they only make a sacrifice to God of the devil's leavings.
When much dispute has past, we find our tenets just the same at last.
Where'er you walk, cool gales shall fan the glade, Trees, where you sit, shall crowd into a shade: Where'er you tread, the blushing flow'rs shall rise, And all things flourish where you turn your eyes.