Pierian Quotes (1 quote)
A little Learning is a dangrous Thing;
Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian Spring:
There shallow Draughts intoxicate the Brain,
And drinking largely sobers us again.
In An Essay on Criticism (Written 1709, published 1711), 14. (Written in 1709). Misquoted in The Monthly Miscellany; or Gentleman and Ladys Complete Magazine (1774), as Mr. Pope says, very truly, A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. This latter version of the quote has, in modern times, been misattributed to Albert Einstein.