Alexander Pope Quotes

Who combats bravely is not therefore brave, He dreads a death-bed like the meanest slave: Who reasons wisely is not therefore wise, - His pride in reasoning, not in acting lies

Alexander Pope

At every trifle, scorn to take offence; that always shows great pride, or little sense

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Many men have been capable of doing a wise thing, more a cunning thing, but very few a generous thing

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Thee too, my Paridel! she mark'd thee there, Stretch'd on the rack of a too easy chair, And heard thy everlasting yarn confess The Pains and Penalties of Idleness.

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The way of the Creative works through change and transformation, so that each thing receives its true nature and destiny and comes into permanent accord with the Great Harmony: this is what furthers and what perseveres

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How glowing guilt exalts the keen delight!

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Vices and virtues are of a strange nature, for the more we have, the fewer we think we have

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Fools rush in where Angels fear to tread.

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At every word a reputation dies.

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Words are like leaves, and where they most abound, Much fruit of sense beneath is rarely found

Alexander Pope

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

Alexander Pope

There Affectation, with a sickly mien, Shows in her cheek the roses of eighteen

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All are but parts of one stupendous whole whose body Nature is, and God the soul.

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To endeavor to work upon the vulgar with fine sense is like attempting to hew blocks with a razor.

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From vulgar bounds with brave disorder part, And snatch a grace beyond the reach of art.

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Education forms the common mind. Just as the twig is bent, the tree's inclined.

Alexander Pope
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