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The world forgetting, by the world forgot. - Alexander Pope Quotes
The world forgetting, by the world forgot.
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The proper study of Mankind is Man. - Alexander Pope Quotes
The proper study of Mankind is Man.
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Hope springs eternal in the human breast: Man never is, but always To be Blest. - Alexander Pope Quotes
Hope springs eternal in the human breast: Man never is, but always To be Blest.
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A little learning is a dangerous thing; Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring. - Alexander Pope Quotes
A little learning is a dangerous thing; Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring.
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Fools rush in where angels fear to tread. - Alexander Pope Quotes
Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
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What dire offense from amorous causes springs, What mighty contests rise from trivial things! - Alexander Pope Quotes
What dire offense from amorous causes springs, What mighty contests rise from trivial things!
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Nature and nature's laws lay hid in the night. God said, Let Newton be! and all was light! - Alexander Pope Quotes
Nature and nature's laws lay hid in the night. God said, Let Newton be! and all was light!
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Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul. - Alexander Pope Quotes
Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul.
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All nature is but art unknown to thee. - Alexander Pope Quotes
All nature is but art unknown to thee.
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True wit is nature to advantage dress’d, What oft was thought, but ne’er so well express’d. - Alexander Pope Quotes
True wit is nature to advantage dress’d, What oft was thought, but ne’er so well express’d.
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The greatest magnifying glasses in the world are a man's own eyes when they look upon his own person.
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In faith and hope the world will disagree, but all mankind's concern is charity. - Alexander Pope Quotes
In faith and hope the world will disagree, but all mankind's concern is charity.
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The best way to prove the clearness of our mind, is by showing its faults; as when a stream discovers the dirt at the bottom, it convinces us of the transparency and purity of the water.
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Chiefs who no more in bloody fights engage, But wise through time, and narrative with age, In summer-days like grasshoppers rejoice - A bloodless race, that send a feeble voice.
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Teach me to feel another's woe, to hide the fault I see, that mercy I to others show, that mercy show to me.
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To err is human; to forgive, divine. - Alexander Pope Quotes
To err is human; to forgive, divine.
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While pensive poets painful vigils keep, Sleepless themselves, to give their readers sleep. - Alexander Pope Quotes
While pensive poets painful vigils keep, Sleepless themselves, to give their readers sleep.
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See! From the brake the whirring pheasant springs, And mounts exulting on triumphant wings; Short is his joy! He feels the fiery wound, Flutters in blood, and panting beats the ground.
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To the Elysian shades dismiss my soul, where no carnation fades. - Alexander Pope Quotes
To the Elysian shades dismiss my soul, where no carnation fades.
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No louder shrieks to pitying heaven are cast, When husbands or lap-dogs breathe their last. - Alexander Pope Quotes
No louder shrieks to pitying heaven are cast, When husbands or lap-dogs breathe their last.
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Genius creates, and taste preserves. - Alexander Pope Quotes
Genius creates, and taste preserves.
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Satire's my weapon, but I'm too discreet To run amuck, and tilt at all I meet. - Alexander Pope Quotes
Satire's my weapon, but I'm too discreet To run amuck, and tilt at all I meet.
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Seas roll to waft me, suns to light me rise; My footstool earth, my canopy the skies. - Alexander Pope Quotes
Seas roll to waft me, suns to light me rise; My footstool earth, my canopy the skies.
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A little learning is a dangerous thing. - Alexander Pope Quotes
A little learning is a dangerous thing.
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Every woman is at heart a rake. - Alexander Pope Quotes
Every woman is at heart a rake.
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But see, Orion sheds unwholesome dews; Arise, the pines a noxious shade diffuse; Sharp Boreas blows, and nature feels decay, Time conquers all, and we must time obey.
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Now hollow fires burn out to black, And lights are fluttering low: Square your shoulders, lift your pack And leave your friends and go. O never fear, lads, naught's to dread, Look not to left nor right: In all the endless road you tread There's nothing but the night.
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Our plenteous streams a various race supply, The bright-eyed perch with fins of Tyrian dye, The silver eel, in shining volumes roll'd, The yellow carp, in scales bedropp'd with gold, Swift trouts, diversified with crimson stains, And pikes, the tyrants of the wat'ry plains.
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Modest plainness sets off sprightly wit, For works may have more with than does 'em good, As bodies perish through excess of blood.
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The most positive men are the most credulous, since they most believe themselves, and advise most with their falsest flatterer and worst enemy--their own self-love.
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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.
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Strength of mind is exercise, not rest. - Alexander Pope Quotes
Strength of mind is exercise, not rest.
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On life's vast ocean diversely we sail. Reasons the card, but passion the gale. - Alexander Pope Quotes
On life's vast ocean diversely we sail. Reasons the card, but passion the gale.
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Of all the causes which conspire to blind Man's erring judgement, and misguide the mind, What the weak head with strongest bias rules, Is PRIDE, the never-failing vice of fools.
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To be angry is to revenge the faults of others on ourselves. - Alexander Pope Quotes
To be angry is to revenge the faults of others on ourselves.
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Act well your part, there all the honour lies. - Alexander Pope Quotes
Act well your part, there all the honour lies.
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Monuments, like men, submit to fate. - Alexander Pope Quotes
Monuments, like men, submit to fate.
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O peace! how many wars were waged in thy name. - Alexander Pope Quotes
O peace! how many wars were waged in thy name.
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Say, will the falcon, stooping from above, Smit with her varying plumage, spare the dove? Admires the jay the insect's gilded wings? Or hears the hawk when Philomela sings?
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At every trifle take offense, that always shows great pride or little sense. - Alexander Pope Quotes
At every trifle take offense, that always shows great pride or little sense.
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Hills peep o'er hills, and Alps on Alps arise. - Alexander Pope Quotes
Hills peep o'er hills, and Alps on Alps arise.
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Love the offender, yet detest the offense. - Alexander Pope Quotes
Love the offender, yet detest the offense.
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A tree is a nobler object than a prince in his coronation-robes. - Alexander Pope Quotes
A tree is a nobler object than a prince in his coronation-robes.
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He who tells a lie is not sensible of how great a task he undertakes; for he must be forced to invent twenty more to maintain that one.
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Some people will never learn anything, for this reason, because they understand everything too soon.
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True wit is nature to advantage dressed; What oft was thought, but ne'er so well expressed. - Alexander Pope Quotes
True wit is nature to advantage dressed; What oft was thought, but ne'er so well expressed.
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All are but parts of one stupendous whole, Whose body Nature is, and God the soul. - Alexander Pope Quotes
All are but parts of one stupendous whole, Whose body Nature is, and God the soul.
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Do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame. - Alexander Pope Quotes
Do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame.
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A brain of feathers, and a heart of lead.
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The ruling passion, be it what it will. The ruling passion conquers reason still.
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How shall I lose the sin, yet keep the sense, and love the offender, yet detest the offence?
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Soft is the strain when zephyr gently blows.
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A pear-tree planted nigh: 'Twas charg'd with fruit that made a goodly show, And hung with dangling pears was every bough.
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Then marble, soften'd into life, grew warm.
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And soften'd sounds along the waters die: Smooth flow the waves, the zephyrs gently play.
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Never elated when someone's oppressed, never dejected when another one's blessed.
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All seems infected that th' infected spy, As all looks yellow to the jaundiced eye.
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On wrongs swift vengeance waits.
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Calm, thinking villains, whom no faith could fix, Of crooked counsels and dark politics.
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A little learning is a dangerous thing; drink of it deeply, or taste it not, for shallow thoughts intoxicate the brain, and drinking deeply sobers us again.
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Blessed is the man who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed was the ninth beatitude.
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What then remains, but well our power to use, And keep good-humor still whate'er we lose? And trust me, dear, good-humor can prevail, When airs, and flights, and screams, and scolding fail.
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Remembrance and reflection how allied. What thin partitions divides sense from thought.
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Search then the ruling passion; there alone, The wild are constant, and the cunning known; The fool consistent, and the false sincere; Priests, princes, women, no dissemblers here.
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Fools admire, but men of sense approve.
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Lo! the poor Indian! whose untutor'd mind Sees God in clouds, or hears him in the wind; His soul proud Science never taught to stray Far as the solar walk or milky way.
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Charm strikes the sight, but merit wins the soul.
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I am his Highness' dog at Kew; Pray tell me, sir, whose dog are you?
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Genius creates, and taste preserves. Taste is the good sense of genius; without taste, genius is only sublime folly.
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In men, we various ruling passions find; In women, two almost divide the kind Those, only fixed, they first or last obey, The love of pleasure, and the love of sway.
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What dire offence from am'rous causes springs, What mighty contests rise from trivial things.
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An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie; for an excuse is a lie guarded.
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The difference is as great between The optics seeing as the objects seen. All manners take a tincture from our own; Or come discolor'd through out passions shown; Or fancy's beam enlarges, multiplies, Contracts, inverts, and gives ten thousand dyes.
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Luxurious lobster-nights, farewell, For sober, studious days!
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Soft o'er the shrouds aerial whispers breathe, That seemed but zephyrs to the train beneath.
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What some call health, if purchased by perpetual anxiety about diet, isn't much better than tedious disease.
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Nothing can be more shocking and horrid than one of our kitchens sprinkled with blood, and abounding with the cries of expiring victims or with the limbs of dead animals scattered or hung up here and there.
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He best can paint them who shall feel them most.
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Religion blushing, veils her sacred fires, And unawares Morality expires.
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Order is heaven's first law.
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