Party is the madness of many for the gain of a few.1
Thoughts on Various Subjects.
Note 1. From Roscoes edition of Pope, vol. v. p. 376; originally printed in Mottes Miscellanies, 1727. In the edition of 1736 Pope says, I must own that the prose part (the Thought on Various Subjects), at the end of the second volume, was wholly mine. January, 1734. [back]