Oh, blindness to the future! kindly giv'n, That each may fill the circle mark'd by heaven.
Lo! the poor Indian, whose untutored mind Sees God in clouds, or hears him in the wind; His soul proud Science never taught to stray Far as the solar walk, or milky way; Yet simple Nature to his hope has giv'n, Behind the cloud-topped hill, an humbler heav'n.Alexander Pope
Why has not man a microscopic eye? For this plain reason, Man is not a Fly. Say, what the use, were finer optics giv'n, T' inspect a mite, not comprehend the heav'n?Alexander Pope
'Tis not amiss, ere ye're giv'n o'er, to try one desp'rate med'cine more. For where your case can be no worse, the desp'rat'st is the wisest course.
Love sought is good, but giv'n unsought is better.
Shall I, to please another wine-sprung minde, Lose all mine own? God hath giv'n me a measure Short of His can and body; must I find A pain in that, wherein he finds a pleasure?George Herbert