Alexander Pope 2

Whoever thinks a faultless piece to see, Thinks what ne’er was, nor is, nor e’er shall be.
Alexander Pope

Order is heaven’s first law.
Alexander Pope

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

Behold the child, by Nature’s kindly law pleased with a rattle, tickled with a straw.
Alexander Pope

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

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

True politeness consists in being easy one’s self, and in making every one about one as easy as one can.
Alexander Pope

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

For Forms of Government let fools contest; whatever is best administered is best.
Alexander Pope

Happy the man whose wish and care a few paternal acres bound, content to breathe his native air in his own ground.
Alexander Pope

Know then this truth, enough for man to know virtue alone is happiness below.
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

Our passions are like convulsion fits, which, though they make us stronger for a time, leave us the weaker ever after.
Alexander Pope

Passions are the gales of life.
Alexander Pope

Fondly we think we honor merit then, When we but praise ourselves in other men.
Alexander Pope

Praise undeserved, is satire in disguise.
Alexander Pope

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

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

Trust not yourself, but your defects to know, make use of every friend and every foe.
Alexander Pope

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

Like Cato, give his little senate laws, and sit attentive to his own applause.
Alexander Pope

For modes of faith let graceless zealots fight, His can’t be wrong whose life is in the right.
Alexander Pope

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

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

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