Alexander Pope 1

On wrongs swift vengeance waits.
Alexander Pope

The difference is too nice – Where ends the virtue or begins the vice.
Alexander Pope

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

Remembrance and reflection how allied. What thin partitions divides sense from thought.
Alexander Pope

‘Tis education forms the common mind; just as the twig is bent the tree’s inclined.
Alexander Pope

The worst of madmen is a saint run mad.
Alexander Pope

Know then thyself, presume not God to scan; The proper study of mankind is man.
Alexander Pope

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

And, after all, what is a lie? ‘Tis but the truth in a masquerade.
Alexander Pope

Blessed is the man who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed was the ninth beatitude.
Alexander Pope

How happy is the blameless vestal’s lot? The world forgetting, by the world forgot.
Alexander Pope

Lulled in the countless chambers of the brain, our thoughts are linked by many a hidden chain; awake but one, and in, what myriads rise!
Alexander Pope

True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, as those move easiest who have learn’d to dance.
Alexander Pope

Of Manners gentle, of Affections mild; In Wit a man; Simplicity, a child.
Alexander Pope

But blind to former as to future fate, what mortal knows his pre-existent state?
Alexander Pope

‘Tis not enough your counsel still be true; Blunt truths more mischief than nice falsehoods do.
Alexander Pope

A God without dominion, providence, and final causes, is nothing else but fate and nature.
Alexander Pope

To observations which ourselves we make, we grow more partial for th’ observer’s sake.
Alexander Pope

Genius creates, and taste preserves. Taste is the good sense of genius; without taste, genius is only sublime folly.
Alexander Pope

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

Never find fault with the absent.
Alexander Pope

Honor and shame from no condition rise. Act well your part: there all the honor lies.
Alexander Pope

The most positive men are the most credulous.
Alexander Pope

The bookful blockhead, ignorantly read, With loads of learned lumber in his head.
Alexander Pope

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

Act well your part, there all the honour lies.
Alexander Pope

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