Alexander Pope Quotes

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

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We think our fathers fools, so wise we grow. Our wiser sons, no doubt will think us so.
– Alexander Pope

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To err is human; to forgive divine.
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Histories are more full of the examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends.
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Coffee, which makes the politicians wise, And see through all things with his half-shut eyes.
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Never elated while one man’s oppressed; Never dejected while another’s blessed.
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Be not the first by whom the new are tried, nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
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Love, free as air at sight of human ties, Spreads his light wings, and in a moment flies.
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Do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame.
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He that would pun would pick a pocket.
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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!
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Who breaks a butterfly on a wheel?
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The spider’s touch, how exquisitely fine! Feels at each thread, and lives along the line.
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Why has not man a microscopic eye? For this plain reason: man is not a fly.
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Hope springs eternal in the human breast; Man never is, but always to be blest.
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On wings of wind came flying all abroad.
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Beauty draws us with a single hair.
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And all who told it added something new, and all who heard it, made enlargements too.
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At every word a reputation dies.
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Divert her eyes with pictures in the fire.
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There goes a saying, and ’twas shrewdly said, “Old fish at table, but young flesh in bed.”
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An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie; for an excuse is a lie guarded.
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Light quirks of music, broken and uneven, Make the soul dance upon a jig to Heav’n.
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Astrologers that future fates foreshow.
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For fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
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Fear not the anger of the wise to raise; Those best can fear reproof who merit praise.
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A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. So is a lot.”
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Health consists with temperance alone.
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The greatest magnifying glasses in the world are a man’s own eyes when they look upon his own person.
– Alexander Pope

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