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Blessed is he who expects nothing,
by Alexander Pope

Blessed is he who expects nothing,
for he shall never be disappointed.
- Alexander Pope

Related topics: Wisdom Values Life Human-Nature Psychology Cute Whimsey

What is, is right.
- Alexander Pope

Hope springs eternal.
- Alexander Pope

To err is human, to forgive divine.
- Alexander Pope

 

True friendship's laws are by this rule express'd,
Welcome the coming, speed the parting guest.
- Alexander Pope

They dream in courtship, but in wedlock wake.
- Alexander Pope

What some call health, if purchased by perpetual anxiety about diet,
isn't much better than tedious disease.
- Alexander Pope

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The bookful blockhead, ignorantly read With loads of
learned lumber in his head.
- Alexander Pope

Wit is the lowest form of humor.
- Alexander Pope

Some people will never learn anything,
for this reason, because they understand everything too soon.
- Alexander Pope

So vast is art, so narrow human wit.
- Alexander Pope

For modes of faith let graceless zealots fight,
His can't be wrong whose life is in the right.
- Alexander Pope

If a man's character is to be abused there's nobody
like a relative to do the business.
- Alexander Pope

Of Manners gentle, of Affections mild;
In Wit a man; Simplicity,
a child.
- Alexander Pope

Never elated when someone's oppressed,
never dejected when another one's blessed.
- Alexander Pope

Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul.
- Alexander Pope

Our passions are like convulsion fits,
which, though they make us stronger for a time,
leave us the weaker ever after.
- Alexander Pope

Beauties in vain their pretty eyes may roll;
charms strike the sight,
but merit wins the soul.
- Alexander Pope

For Forms of Government let fools contest;
whatever is best administered is best.
- Alexander Pope

Tis but a part we see, and not a whole.
- Alexander Pope

But blind to former as to future fate,
what mortal knows his pre-existent state?
- Alexander Pope

Happy the man whose wish and care a few paternal acres bound,
content to breathe his native air in his own ground.
- Alexander Pope

Like Cato, give his little senate laws,
and sit attentive to his own applause.
- Alexander Pope

Order is heaven's first law.
- Alexander Pope

The same ambition can destroy or save,
and make a patriot as it makes a knave.
- Alexander Pope

The vulgar boil, the learned roast, an egg.
- Alexander Pope

How shall I lose the sin, yet keep the sense,
and love the offender, yet detest the offence?
- Alexander Pope

The most positive men are the most credulous.
- Alexander Pope

Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
- Alexander Pope

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

No woman ever hates a man for being in love with her,
but many a woman hate a man for being a friend to her.
- Alexander Pope

How happy is the blameless vestal's lot? The world forgetting,
by the world forgot.
- Alexander Pope

Extremes in nature equal ends produce;
In man they join to some mysterious use.
- Alexander Pope

Passions are the gales of life.
- Alexander Pope

The ruling passion, be it what it will.
The ruling passion conquers reason still.
- Alexander Pope

Fools admire, but men of sense approve.
- Alexander Pope

The hungry judges soon the sentence sign,
and wretches hang that jurymen may dine.
- Alexander Pope

Party-spirit at best is but the madness of many for the gain of a few.
- Alexander Pope

At ev'ry word a reputation dies.
- Alexander Pope

A person who is too nice an observer of the business of the crowd,
like one who is too curious in observing the labor of bees,
will often be stung for his curiosity.
- Alexander Pope

Teach me to feel another's woe, to hide the fault I see,
that mercy I to others show, that mercy show to me.
- Alexander Pope

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.
- Alexander Pope

One science only will one genius fit;
so vast is art,
so narrow human wit.
- Alexander Pope

And die of nothing but a rage to live.
- Alexander Pope

And all who told it added something new,
and all who heard it, made enlargements too.
- Alexander Pope

The proper study of Mankind is Man.
- Alexander Pope

No one should be ashamed to admit they are wrong,
which is but saying, in other words,
that they are wiser today than they were yesterday.
- Alexander Pope

Slave to no sect, who takes no private road,
But looks through Nature up to Nature's God.
- Alexander Pope

Health consists with temperance alone.
- Alexander Pope

To be angry is to revenge the faults of others on ourselves.
- Alexander Pope

A wit with dunces, and a dunce with wits.
- Alexander Pope

Trust not yourself, but your defects to know,
make use of every friend and every foe.
- Alexander Pope

Hope travels through, nor quits us when we die.
- Alexander Pope

The learned is happy, nature to explore;
The fool is happy,
that he knows no more.
- Alexander Pope

Get place and wealth, if possible with grace;
if not,
by any means get wealth and place.
- Alexander Pope

I find myself hoping a total end of all the unhappy
divisions of mankind by party-spirit,
which at best is but the madness of many for the gain of a few.
- Alexander Pope

Honor and shame from no condition rise.
Act well your part: there all the honor lies.
- Alexander Pope

Genius creates, and taste preserves.
Taste is the good sense of genius; without taste,
genius is only sublime folly.
- Alexander Pope

Not always actions show the man; we find who does a
kindness is not therefore kind.
- Alexander Pope

Act well your part, there all the honour lies.
- Alexander Pope

Never find fault with the absent.
- Alexander Pope

Woman's at best a contradiction still.
- Alexander Pope

Never was it given to mortal man - To lie so boldly as we women can.
- Alexander Pope

A little learning is a dangerous thing;
Drink deep,
or taste not the Pierian spring.
- Alexander Pope

Satan is wiser now than before, and tempts by making rich instead of poor.
- Alexander Pope

Not to go back is somewhat to advance,
and men must walk, at least, before they dance.
- Alexander Pope

Gentle dullness ever loves a joke.
- Alexander Pope

The worst of madmen is a saint run mad.
- Alexander Pope

The world forgetting, by the world forgot.
- Alexander Pope

Fondly we think we honor merit then,
When we but praise ourselves in other men.
- Alexander Pope

There is a certain majesty in simplicity which is far
above all the quaintness of wit.
- Alexander Pope


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