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No man's knowledge here can go beyond experience. (An Essay concerning Human Understanding.)
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To err is human; to forgive, divine (An Essay on Criticism)
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For fools rush in where angels fear to tread (An Essay on Criticism)
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Nature never makes excellent things for mean or no uses. (An Essay concerning Human Understanding.)
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It is one thing to show a man that he is in error, and another to put him in possession of truth. (An Essay concerning Human Understanding.)
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Hope springs eternal in the human breast: Man never Is, but always To be blest (An Essay on Man Epistle 1)
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The soul is placed in the body like a rough diamond, and must be polished, or the lustre of it will never appear. (An Essay Upon Projects)
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New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common. (An Essay concerning Human Understanding)
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Some have at first for wits, then poets passed, Turned critics next, and proved plain fools at last (An Essay on Criticism)
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Choose an author as you choose a friend (Essay on Translated Verse)
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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 (An Essay on Criticism)
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Woman, a pleasing but a short-lived flower, Too soft for business and too weak for power: A wife in bondage, or neglected maid: Despised, if ugly: if she's fair, betrayed. (An Essay on Woman)
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