True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, as those move easiest who have learn’d to dance.
Hope humbly then; with trembling pinions soar;Wait the great teacher Death; and God adore.What future bliss, he gives not thee to know,But gives that hope to be thy blessing now. – Alexander Pope
Knowledge of the world is as irrelevant in art as it is in a love affair. – Alexander Pope
A little learning is a dangerous thing.Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian Spring;There shallow draughts intoxicate the brain,and drinking largely sobers us again. – Alexander Pope
Some people will never learn anything, for this reason, because they understand everything too soon. – Alexander Pope