Alexander Pope Quotes

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

Alexander Pope

A wit with dunces, and a dunce with wits.

Alexander Pope

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

Alexander Pope

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

Alexander Pope

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

Alexander Pope

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.

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

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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.

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

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

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Pride is still aiming at the best houses: Men would be angels, angels would be gods. Aspiring to be gods, if angels fell; aspiring to be angels men rebel.

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

Alexander Pope
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