Alexander Pope Quotes

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

Alexander Pope

Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.

Alexander Pope

One who is too wise an observer of the business of others, like one who is too curious in observing the labor of bees, will often be stung for his curiosity.

Alexander Pope

Remembrance and reflection how allied. What thin partitions divides sense from thought.

Alexander Pope

We think our fathers fools, so wise we grow. Our wiser sons, no doubt will think us so.

Alexander Pope

But thousands die without or this or that, die, and endow a college, or a cat: To some, indeed, Heaven grants the happier fate, Tenrich a bastard, or a son they hate.

Alexander Pope

Blessed is the man who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed" was the ninth beatitude

Alexander Pope

Who reasons wisely is not therefore wise; His pride in reasoning, not in acting, lies

Alexander Pope

Be thou the first true merit to befriend, his praise is lost who stays till all commend.

Alexander Pope

Silence! coeval with eternity! thou wert ere Nature's self began to be; thine was the sway ere heaven was formed on earth, ere fruitful thought conceived creation's birth.

Alexander Pope

A God without dominion, providence, and final causes, is nothing else but fate and nature.

Alexander Pope

Envy will merit as its shade pursue, But like a shadow, proves the substance true.

Alexander Pope

Atheists put on false courage in the midst of their darkness and misaprehensions, like children who, when they fear to go in the dark,will sing or whistle to keep their courage.

Alexander Pope

Histories are more full of the examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends.

Alexander Pope

A work of art that contains theories is like an object on which the price tag has been left.

Alexander Pope

A little learning is a dangerous thing; Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring: There shallow Draughts intoxicate the Brain, And drinking largely sobers us again

Alexander Pope

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