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Satan is wiser now than before, and tempts by ...
by Alexander Pope

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

What is, is right.
- Alexander Pope

Hope springs eternal.
- Alexander Pope

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

Wit is the lowest form of humor.
- Alexander Pope

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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

They dream in courtship, but in wedlock wake.
- 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

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

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

Passions are the gales of life.
- Alexander Pope

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

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

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

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

Order is heaven's first law.
- Alexander Pope

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

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

Health consists with temperance alone.
- Alexander Pope

The world forgetting, by the world forgot.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Never find fault with the absent.
- Alexander Pope

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

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

Praise undeserved, is satire in disguise.
- Alexander Pope

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Beauties in vain their pretty eyes may roll;
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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