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The bookful blockhead, ignorantly read With loads of
by Alexander Pope

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

Related topics: Intelligence

What is, is right.
- Alexander Pope

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

Hope springs eternal.
- Alexander Pope

 

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

True friendship's laws are by this rule express'd,
Welcome the coming, speed the parting guest.
- 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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Wit is the lowest form of humor.
- Alexander Pope

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

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

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

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

Order is heaven's first law.
- Alexander Pope

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

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

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

The difference is too nice - Where ends the virtue or begins the vice.
- Alexander Pope

'Tis not enough your counsel still be true;
Blunt truths more mischief than nice falsehoods do.
- Alexander Pope

How prone to doubt, how cautious are the wise!
- Alexander Pope

On wrongs swift vengeance waits.
- 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

Never find fault with the absent.
- Alexander Pope

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

Health consists with temperance alone.
- Alexander Pope

Know then this truth, enough for man to know virtue
alone is happiness below.
- 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

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

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

Know then thyself, presume not God to scan;
The proper study of mankind is man.
- Alexander Pope

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

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

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

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

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

Passions are the gales of life.
- Alexander Pope

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

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

True politeness consists in being easy one's self,
and in making every one about one as easy as one can.
- Alexander Pope

The proper study of Mankind is Man.
- Alexander Pope

But Satan now is wiser than of yore,
and tempts by making rich,
not making poor.
- Alexander Pope

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

All nature is but art unknown to thee.
- Alexander Pope

Lo!
The poor Indian, whose untutored mind sees God in clouds,
or hears him in the wind.
- Alexander Pope

Blessed is the man who expects nothing,
for he shall never be disappointed was the ninth beatitude.
- Alexander Pope

On life's vast ocean diversely we sail.
Reasons the card, but passion the gale.
- Alexander Pope

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

An honest man's the noblest work of God.
- Alexander Pope

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

Nature and nature's laws lay hid in the night.
God said, Let Newton be!
and all was light!
- Alexander Pope

The greatest magnifying glasses in the world are a
man's own eyes when they look upon his own person.
- Alexander Pope

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

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

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

All are but parts of one stupendous whole,
Whose body Nature is, and God the soul.
- Alexander Pope

Behold the child, by Nature's kindly law pleased with a rattle,
tickled with a straw.
- Alexander Pope

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

Is pride, the never-failing vice of fools.
- Alexander Pope

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

Lo, what huge heaps of littleness around!
- Alexander Pope

Men must be taught as if you taught them not,
and things unknown proposed as things forgot.
- Alexander Pope

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

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

To observations which ourselves we make,
we grow more partial for th' observer's sake.
- Alexander Pope

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

Man never thinks himself happy, but when he enjoys
those things which others want or desire.
- Alexander Pope

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

Virtue she finds too painful an endeavour,
content to dwell in decencies for ever.
- Alexander Pope


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