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Hope springs eternal. ...
by Alexander Pope

Hope springs eternal.
- Alexander Pope

Related topics: Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology

To err is human, to forgive divine.
- 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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Praise undeserved, is satire in disguise.
- Alexander Pope

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

Health consists with temperance alone.
- Alexander Pope

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

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

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

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

Who shall decide when doctors disagree,
And soundest casuists doubt, like you and me?
- Alexander Pope

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

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

Order is heaven's first law.
- Alexander Pope

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Whoever thinks a faultless piece to see,
Thinks what ne'er was, nor is, nor e'er shall be.
- Alexander Pope

At ev'ry word a reputation dies.
- 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

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

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

Lulled in the countless chambers of the brain,
our thoughts are linked by many a hidden chain;
awake but one,
and in, what myriads rise!
- Alexander Pope

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

Gentle dullness ever loves a joke.
- Alexander Pope

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

And, after all, what is a lie? 'Tis but the truth in a masquerade.
- 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

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

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

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


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