we are fools
Note by A Milnes to Poetical Wonder a chapter of The Life Of Pope

This is a constantly recurring thought in the 'Essay on Man.' Cf.

' Go, teach eternal wisdom how to rule —
Then drop into thyself, and be a fool!' Part ii. 1. 29.

But the actual quotation, though inaccurate, as Johnson's quotations usually are, is doubtless taken from the lines —

' See! and confess, one comfort still must rise;
'Tis this, Tho' man's a fool, yet God is wise.' Part ii. 1. 293.

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