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By Anonym 14 Sep

Alexander Pope

Some old men, continually praise the time of their youth. In fact, you would almost think that there were no fools in their days, but unluckily they themselves are left as an example.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Alexander Pope

There never was any party, faction, sect, or cabal whatsoever, in which the most ignorant were not the most violent; for a bee is not a busier animal than a blockhead.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Alexander Pope

Nor Fame I slight, nor for her favors call; She comes unlooked for, if she comes at all .

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alexander Pope

But to the world no bugbear is so great, As want of figure and a small estate.

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Alexander Pope

I have more zeal than wit.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alexander Pope

I am his Highness' dog at Kew; Pray tell me, sir, whose dog are you?

By Anonym 15 Sep

Alexander Pope

Then, at the last and only couplet fraught With some unmeaning thing they call a thought, A needless Alexandrine ends the song, That, like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alexander Pope

A patriot is a fool in ev'ry age.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Alexander Pope

The soul's calm sunshine, and the heartfelt joy.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Alexander Pope

See Christians, Jews, one heavy sabbath keep, And all the western world believe and sleep.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alexander Pope

Avoid Extremes; and shun the fault of such Who still are pleas'd too little or too much.

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Alexander Pope

Thus unlamented pass the proud away, The gaze of fools and pageant of a day; So perish all, whose breast ne'er learn'd to glow For others' good, or melt at others' woe.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Alexander Pope

True self-love and social are the same.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Alexander Pope

Truths would you teach, or save a sinking land? All fear, none aid you, and few understand.

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Alexander Pope

Order is heaven's first law.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alexander Pope

Astrologers that future fates foreshow.

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Alexander Pope

She who ne'er answers till a husband cools, Or, if she rules him, never shows she rules; Charms by accepting, by submitting, sways, Yet has her humor most, when she obeys.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Alexander Pope

Self-love, the spring of motion, acts the soul; Reason's comparing balance rules the whole. Man, but for that no action could attend, And, but for this, were active to no end: Fix'd like a plant on his peculiar spot, To draw nutrition, propagate, and rot; Or, meteor-like, flame lawless thro' the void, Destroying others, by himself destroy'd.

By Anonym 13 Sep

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alexander Pope

Fame, wealth, and honour! what are you to Love?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alexander Pope

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Alexander Pope

Thus let me live, unseen, unknown, Thus unlamented let me die, Steal from the world, and not a stone Tell where I lie.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alexander Pope

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alexander Pope

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

Alexander Pope

Who taught that heaven-directed spire to rise?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alexander Pope

How loved, how honored once, avails thee not, To whom related, or by whom begot A heap of dust alone remains of thee 'Tis all thou art, and all the proud shall be!

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alexander Pope

For forms of faith let graceless zealots fight; his can't be wrong whose life is in the right.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alexander Pope

Cursed be the verse, how well so e'er it flow, That tends to make one worthy man my foe.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Alexander Pope

See plastic Nature working to this end, The single atoms each to other tend, Attract, attracted to, the next in place Form'd and impell'd its neighbor to embrace.

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Alexander Pope

True disputants are like true sportsmen: their whole delight is in the pursuit.

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Alexander Pope

The dances ended, all the fairy train For pinks and daisies search'd the flow'ry plain.

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Alexander Pope

On wings of wind came flying all abroad.

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Alexander Pope

Oh, when shall Britain, conscious of her claim, Stand emulous of Greek and Roman fame? In living medals see her wars enroll'd, And vanquished realms supply recording gold?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Alexander Pope

Pleasures are ever in our hands or eyes; And when in act they cease, in prospect rise.

By Anonym 13 Sep

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Alexander Pope

The finest minds, like the finest metals, dissolve the easiest.

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Alexander Pope

Others import yet nobler arts from France, Teach kings to fiddle, and make senates dance.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Alexander Pope

The man that loves and laughs must sure do well.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alexander Pope

Fame can never make us lie down contentedly on a deathbed.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Alexander Pope

See skulking Truth to her old cavern fled, Mountains of Casuistry heap'd o'er her head! Philosophy, that lean'd on Heav'n before, Shrinks to her second cause, and is no more. Physic of Metaphysic begs defence, And Metaphysic calls for aid on Sense! See Mystery to Mathematics fly!

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alexander Pope

Art still followed where Rome's eagles flew.

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Alexander Pope

And little eagles wave their wings in gold.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Alexander Pope

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

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Alexander Pope

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

Alexander Pope

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

Alexander Pope

With too much quickness ever to be taught; With too much thinking to have common thought.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Alexander Pope

Nature and Nature's laws lay hid in night: God said, Let Newton be! and all was light.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Alexander Pope

Some to conceit alone their taste confine, And glittering thoughts struck out at ev'ry line; Pleas'd with a work where nothing's just or fit; One glaring chaos and wild heap of wit.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alexander Pope

Do you find yourself making excuses when you do not perform? Shed the excuses and face reality. Excuses are the loser's way out. They will mar your credibility and stunt your personal growth.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alexander Pope

Absent or dead, still let a friend be dear.