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I never knew any man in my life who could not bear another's misfortunes perfectly like a Christian.
- Alexander Pope | Adversity Quotes
Thus education forms the common mind; Just as the twig is bent, the tree's inclined.
- Alexander Pope | Education Quotes
Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
- Alexander Pope | Fashion Quotes
And all who told it added something new, And all who heard it made enlargements too.
- Alexander Pope | Gossip and Gossips Quotes
Know then thyself, presume not God to scan: The proper study of mankind is man.
- Alexander Pope | Homo Sapiens Quotes
Hope springs eternal in the human breast; Man never is, but always to be blest.
- Alexander Pope | Hope Quotes
Alive, ridiculous, and dead forgot?
- Alexander Pope | Insults and Calumny Quotes
The hungry judges soon the sentence sign, and wretches hang that jurymen may dine.
- Alexander Pope | Justice Quotes
The learned is happy, nature to explore, the fool is happy, that he knows no more.
- Alexander Pope | Knowledge Quotes
The vanity of human life is like a river, constantly passing away, and yet constantly coming on.
- Alexander Pope | Life Quotes
A perfect judge will read each word of wit with the same spirit that its author writ.
- Alexander Pope | Literature Quotes
What dire offence from am'rous causes springs. What mighty contests rise from trivial things.
- Alexander Pope | Love Quotes
Sickness is a sort of early old age; it teaches us a diffidence in our earthly state.
- Alexander Pope | Medicine and Sickness Quotes
Eve left Adam, to meet the Devil in private.
- Alexander Pope | Men and Women Quotes
Light quirks of music, broken and uneven, make the soul dance upon a jig of heaven.
- Alexander Pope | Music Quotes
The ruling passion, be it what it will, the ruling passion conquers reason still.
- Alexander Pope | Passion and the Heart Quotes
A man of business may talk of philosophy; a man who has none may practise it.
- Alexander Pope | Philosophy Quotes
Party-spirit . . . which at best is but the madness of many for the gain of a few.
- Alexander Pope | Politics Quotes
Hunger is insolent, and will be fed.
- Alexander Pope | Poverty Quotes
Some praise at morning what they blame at night.
- Alexander Pope | Praise and Flattery Quotes
Get place and wealth, if possible with grace; If not, by any means get wealth and place.
- Alexander Pope | Success Quotes
True wit is Nature to advantage dress'd What oft was thought, but ne'er so well express'd.
- Alexander Pope | Wit Quotes
Amusement is the happiness of those who cannot think.
- Alexander Pope | Happiness Quotes
False happiness is like false money; it passes for a long time as well as the true, and serves some ordinary occasions; but when it is brought to the touch, we find the lightness and alloy, and feel the loss.
- Alexander Pope | Happiness Quotes
How shall I love the sin, yet keep the sense, And love the offender, yet detest the offence?
- Alexander Pope | Forgiveness Quotes
To err is human; to forgive, divine.
- Alexander Pope | Forgiveness Quotes
Men would be angels; angels would be gods.
- Alexander Pope | Other Side Quotes
I have as little fear that God will damn a man that has charity as I hope that the priests can save one who has not.
- Alexander Pope | Helping Other People Quotes
In faith and hope the world will disagree, but all mankind's concern is charity.
- Alexander Pope | Helping Other People Quotes
There is nothing meritorious but virtue and friendship.
- Alexander Pope | Friendship Quotes
All seems infected that the infected spy, as all looks yellow to the jaundiced eye.
- Alexander Pope | Positive Quotes
Hope springs eternal in the human breast.
- Alexander Pope | Hope Quotes
Not to go back is somewhat to advance. And men must walk, at least, before they dance.
- Alexander Pope | Time Quotes
To err is human, to forgive divine.
- Alexander Pope | Failures and Mistakes Quotes
All gardening is landscape painting.
- Alexander Pope | Nature Quotes
For fools admire, but men of sense approve.
- Alexander Pope | Admiration Quotes
When two people compliment each other with the choice of anything, each of them generally gets that which he likes least.
- Alexander Pope | Compliment Quotes
All are but parts of one stupendous whole, Whose body Nature is, and God the soul.
- Alexander Pope | Creation Quotes
Till tired, he sleeps, and life's poor play is o'er.
- Alexander Pope | Death Quotes
Men would be angels; Angels would be gods.
- Alexander Pope | Discontent Quotes
There St. John mingles with my friendly bowl The feat of reason and the flow of soul.
- Alexander Pope | Drinking Quotes
'Tis education forms the common mind; Just as the twig is bent the tree's inclined.
- Alexander Pope | Education Quotes
To err is human, to forgive divine.
- Alexander Pope | Error Quotes
An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie; for an excuse is a lie guarded.
- Alexander Pope | Excuse Quotes
The feast of reason, and the flow of soul.
- Alexander Pope | Festivities Quotes
For fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
- Alexander Pope | Fools Quotes
The world forgetting, by the world forgot.
- Alexander Pope | Forgetfulness Quotes
To err is human, to forgive, divine.
- Alexander Pope | Forgiveness Quotes
He mounts the storm, and walks upon the wind.
- Alexander Pope | Glory Quotes
An honest man's the noblest work of God.
- Alexander Pope | Honesty Quotes
Hope springs eternal in the human breast.
- Alexander Pope | Hope Quotes
For I, who hold sage Homer's rule the best, Welcome the coming, speed the going guest.
- Alexander Pope | Hospitality Quotes
Thou wert my guide, philosopher, and friend.
- Alexander Pope | Influence Quotes
A little learning is a dangerous thing; Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring; Their shallow draughts intoxicate the brain, And drinking largely sobers us again.
- Alexander Pope | Learning Quotes
Nature and Nature's laws lay hid in night: God said, "Let Newton be!" and all was light.
- Alexander Pope | Light Quotes
Know then thyself, presume not God to scan; The proper study of mankind is man.
- Alexander Pope | Man Quotes
Light quirks of music, broken and uneven, Make the soul dance upon a jig to Heav'n.
- Alexander Pope | Music Quotes
Blessed be he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.
- Alexander Pope | Nothingness Quotes
How happy is the blameless vestal's lot! The world forgetting, by the world forgot.
- Alexander Pope | Obscurity Quotes
Thus let me live, unseen, unknown, Thus unlamented let me die; Steal from the world, and not a stone Tell where I lie.
- Alexander Pope | Obscurity Quotes
An obstinate man does not hold opinions, but they hold him.
- Alexander Pope | Obstinacy Quotes
Order is Heaven's first law.
- Alexander Pope | Order Quotes
The ruling passion, be it what it will, The ruling passion conquers reason still.
- Alexander Pope | Passion Quotes
Whoever thinks a faultless piece to see. Thinks what ne'er was, nor is, nor e'er shall be.
- Alexander Pope | Perfection Quotes
If I am right, Thy grace impart, Still in the right to stay; If I am wrong, O teach my heart To find that better way!
- Alexander Pope | Prayer Quotes
In pride, in reas'ning pride, our error lies; All quit their sphere and rush into the skies. Pride still is aiming at the bless'd abodes, Men would be angels, angels would be gods.
- Alexander Pope | Pride Quotes
He that would pun would pick a pocket.
- Alexander Pope | Pun Quotes
The feast of reason and the flow of soul.
- Alexander Pope | Reason Quotes
One truth is clear, Whatever is is right.
- Alexander Pope | Right Quotes
Then marble, soften'd into life, grew warm.
- Alexander Pope | Sculpture Quotes
The bookful blockhead, ignorantly read, With loads of learned lumber in his head.
- Alexander Pope | Stupidiity Quotes
Never elated while one man's oppress'd; Never dejected while another's bless'd.
- Alexander Pope | Sympathy Quotes
What so tedious as a twice-told tale?
- Alexander Pope | Tale Quotes
Get place and wealth, if possible, with grace; If not, by any means get wealth and place.
- Alexander Pope | Wealth Quotes
All other goods by fortune's hand are given: A wife is the peculiar gift of Heav'n.
- Alexander Pope | Wife Quotes
True wit is nature to advantage dress'd What oft was thought, but ne'er so well expressed.
- Alexander Pope | Wit Quotes
Offend her, and she knows not to forgive; Oblige her, and she'll hate you while you live.
- Alexander Pope | Women Quotes
Woman's at best a contradiction still.
- Alexander Pope | Women Quotes
They dream in courtship, but in wedlock wake.
- Alexander Pope | Wooing Quotes
Worth makes the man, and want of it the fellow; The rest is all but leather and prunello.
- Alexander Pope | Worth Quotes
We think our fathers fools, so wise we grow; Our wiser sons, no doubt, will think us so.
- Alexander Pope | Youth Quotes
The learned is happy, nature to explore, the fool is happy, that he knows no more.
- Alexander Pope | Happy Quotes
The learned is happy, nature to explore, the fool is happy, that he knows no more.
- Alexander Pope | Happy Quotes
The learned is happy, nature to explore, the fool is happy, that he knows no more.
- Alexander Pope | Happy Quotes
The learned is happy, nature to explore, the fool is happy, that he knows no more.
- Alexander Pope | Happy Quotes
The learned is happy, nature to explore, the fool is happy, that he knows no more.
- Alexander Pope | Happy Quotes
The learned is happy, nature to explore, the fool is happy, that he knows no more.
- Alexander Pope | Happy Quotes
The learned is happy, nature to explore, the fool is happy, that he knows no more.
- Alexander Pope | Happy Quotes
The learned is happy, nature to explore, the fool is happy, that he knows no more.
- Alexander Pope | Happy Quotes


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