Alexander Pope

To err is human; to forgive, divine.
Alexander Pope

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

To be angry is to revenge the faults of others on ourselves.
Alexander Pope

The ruling passion, be it what it will. The ruling passion conquers reason still.
Alexander Pope

Pride is still aiming at the best houses: Men would be angels, angels would be gods. Aspiring to be gods, if angels fell; aspiring to be angels men rebel.
Alexander Pope

No woman ever hates a man for being in love with her, but many a woman hate a man for being a friend to her.
Alexander Pope

On life’s vast ocean diversely we sail. Reasons the card, but passion the gale.
Alexander Pope

All nature is but art unknown to thee.
Alexander Pope

Teach me to feel another’s woe, to hide the fault I see, that mercy I to others show, that mercy show to me.
Alexander Pope

All are but parts of one stupendous whole, Whose body Nature is, and God the soul.
Alexander Pope

There is a certain majesty in simplicity which is far above all the quaintness of wit.
Alexander Pope

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

Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
Alexander Pope

Slave to no sect, who takes no private road, But looks through Nature up to Nature’s God.
Alexander Pope

The proper study of Mankind is Man.
Alexander Pope

Many men have been capable of doing a wise thing, more a cunning thing, but very few a generous thing.
Alexander Pope

The same ambition can destroy or save, and make a patriot as it makes a knave.
Alexander Pope

Beauties in vain their pretty eyes may roll; charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul.
Alexander Pope

The way of the Creative works through change and transformation, so that each thing receives its true nature and destiny and comes into permanent accord with the Great Harmony: this is what furthers and what perseveres.
Alexander Pope

Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends.
Alexander Pope

Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Alexander Pope

Education forms the common mind. Just as the twig is bent, the tree’s inclined.
Alexander Pope

Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul.
Alexander Pope

A brain of feathers, and a heart of lead.
Alexander Pope

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

Lo! The poor Indian, whose untutored mind sees God in clouds, or hears him in the wind.
Alexander Pope

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