Alexander Pope Quotes

Alexander Pope Quotes :

“To err is human; to forgive, divine.”

“Hope springs eternal in the human breast: Man never is, but always to be blest.”

“Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.”

“A little learning is a dangerous thing; Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring.”

“Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.”

“The proper study of mankind is man.”

“Act well your part; there all the honour lies.”

“What Reason weaves, by Passion is undone.”

“Be not the first by whom the new are tried, nor yet the last to lay the old aside.”

“To be angry is to revenge the faults of others on ourselves.”

“The greatest magnifying glasses in the world are a man’s own eyes when they look upon his own person.”

“A man should never be ashamed to own he has been in the wrong, which is but saying in other words that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.”

“He that will believe only what he can fully comprehend must have a long head, or a very short creed.”

“Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends.”

“One science only will one genius fit; so vast is art, so narrow human wit.”

“Words are like leaves; and where they most abound, much fruit of sense beneath is rarely found.”

“Who breaks a butterfly upon a wheel?”

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

“All nature is but art, unknown to thee; All chance, direction, which thou canst not see.”

“Men must be taught as if you taught them not, And things unknown proposed as things forgot.”

“Know then thyself, presume not God to scan; The proper study of mankind is Man.”

“Nature and nature’s laws lay hid in night; God said ‘Let Newton be’ and all was light.”

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

“To love, and be loved, is to feel the sun from both sides.”

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

“Order is Heaven’s first law.”

“For fools rush in where angels fear to tread.”

“The worst of madmen is a saint run mad.”

“A wit with dunces, and a dunce with wits.”

“An honest man’s the noblest work of God.”

“Beauties in vain their pretty eyes may roll; Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul.”

“Some people will never learn anything, for this reason, because they understand everything too soon.”

“The ruling passion, be it what it will, the ruling passion conquers reason still.”

“Honor and shame from no condition rise; Act well your part: there all the honor lies.”

“What mighty contests rise from trivial things.”

“Do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame.”

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

“True wit is nature to advantage dress’d; What oft was thought, but ne’er so well express’d.”

“Riches like insects, while concealed they lie, Wait but for wings, and in their season fly.”

“In every work regard the writer’s end, Since none can compass more than they intend.”


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