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What some call health, if purchased by perpetual anxiety about diet,
by Alexander Pope

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

Related topics: Diet

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

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

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

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Wit is the lowest form of humor.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

Never find fault with the absent.
- Alexander Pope

Woman's at best a contradiction still.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Praise undeserved, is satire in disguise.
- Alexander Pope

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

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

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

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

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

Health consists with temperance alone.
- Alexander Pope

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

On wrongs swift vengeance waits.
- Alexander Pope

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

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

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


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