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Extremes in nature equal ends produce;
by Alexander Pope

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

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

Hope springs eternal.
- Alexander Pope

What is, is right.
- 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

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

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

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

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

Wit is the lowest form of humor.
- Alexander Pope

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

The proper study of Mankind is Man.
- Alexander Pope

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

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

True ease in writing comes from art,
not chance,
as those who move easiest have learned to dance.
- Alexander Pope

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

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

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

In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold;
Alike fantastic,
if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried,
Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
- Alexander Pope

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

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

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

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

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

Order is heaven's first law.
- Alexander Pope

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

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

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

Hope springs eternal in the human breast:
Man never is,
but always To be Blest.
- Alexander Pope

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Passions are the gales of life.
- Alexander Pope

Never find fault with the absent.
- Alexander Pope

Gentle dullness ever loves a joke.
- Alexander Pope

Men would be angels, angels would be gods.
- Alexander Pope

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

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

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

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

The hungry judges soon the sentence sign,
and wretches hang that jurymen may dine.
- 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 greatest magnifying glasses in the world are a
man's own eyes when they look upon his own person.
- Alexander Pope

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

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

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

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

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

On wrongs swift vengeance waits.
- Alexander Pope

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

Those move easiest who have learn'd to dance.
- Alexander Pope

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The worst of madmen is a saint run mad.
- 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

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

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

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


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