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True friendship's laws are by this rule express'd,
by Alexander Pope

True friendship's laws are by this rule express'd,
Welcome the coming, speed the parting guest.
- Alexander Pope

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

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

What is, is right.
- Alexander Pope

 

Hope springs eternal.
- Alexander Pope

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

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

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Wit is the lowest form of humor.
- Alexander Pope

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

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

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

Order is heaven's first law.
- Alexander Pope

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

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

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

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

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

On wrongs swift vengeance waits.
- Alexander Pope

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

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

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

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

Passions are the gales of life.
- Alexander Pope

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Health consists with temperance alone.
- Alexander Pope

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Praise undeserved, is satire in disguise.
- Alexander Pope

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

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


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