Alexander Pope 3

Get place and wealth, if possible with grace; if not, by any means get wealth and place.
Alexander Pope

Gentle dullness ever loves a joke.
Alexander Pope

Wit is the lowest form of humor.
Alexander Pope

If a man’s character is to be abused there’s nobody like a relative to do the business.
Alexander Pope

Health consists with temperance alone.
Alexander Pope

In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Alexander Pope

So vast is art, so narrow human wit.
Alexander Pope

Fools admire, but men of sense approve.
Alexander Pope

An honest man’s the noblest work of God.
Alexander Pope

They dream in courtship, but in wedlock wake.
Alexander Pope

A wit with dunces, and a dunce with wits.
Alexander Pope

Virtue she finds too painful an endeavour, content to dwell in decencies for ever.
Alexander Pope

The vulgar boil, the learned roast, an egg.
Alexander Pope

Those move easiest who have learn’d to dance.
Alexander Pope

Never was it given to mortal man – To lie so boldly as we women can.
Alexander Pope

But Satan now is wiser than of yore, and tempts by making rich, not making poor.
Alexander Pope

Never elated when someone’s oppressed, never dejected when another one’s blessed.
Alexander Pope

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

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

Men must be taught as if you taught them not, and things unknown proposed as things forgot.
Alexander Pope

Man never thinks himself happy, but when he enjoys those things which others want or desire.
Alexander Pope

How shall I lose the sin, yet keep the sense, and love the offender, yet detest the offence?
Alexander Pope

And die of nothing but a rage to live.
Alexander Pope

Tis but a part we see, and not a whole.
Alexander Pope

Woman’s at best a contradiction still.
Alexander Pope

Is pride, the never-failing vice of fools.
Alexander Pope

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