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Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)
English poet & satirist [more author details]
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A man should never be ashamed to own he has been wrong, which is but saying, that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.
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Alexander Pope
Amusement is the happiness of those who cannot think.
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Alexander Pope
An honest man is the noblest work of God.
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Alexander Pope
And all who told it added something new, And all who heard it made enlargements too.
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Alexander Pope
Be thou the first true merit to befriend, his praise is lost who stays till all commend.
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Alexander Pope
Fools admire, but men of sense approve.
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Alexander Pope
He who tells a lie is not sensible of how great a task he undertakes; for he must be forced to invent twenty more to maintain that one.
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Alexander Pope
Man: the glory, jest, and riddle of the world.
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Alexander Pope
Our passions are like convulsion fits, which, though they make us stronger for a time, leave us the weaker ever after.
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Alexander Pope
Some people will never learn anything because they understand everything too soon.
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Alexander Pope
The greatest advantage I know of being thought a wit by the world is that it gives me the greater freedom of playing the fool.
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Alexander Pope
How happy is the blameless vestal's lot!
The world forgetting, by the world forgot.
Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind!
Each pray'r accepted, and each wish resign'd;
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Alexander Pope, "Eloisa to Abelard"
A little learning is a dangerous thing;
drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring:
there shallow draughts intoxicate the brain,
and drinking largely sobers us again.
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Alexander Pope, An essay on Criticism
To err is human, to forgive divine.
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Alexander Pope, An Essay on Criticism
Be not the first by whom the new are tried,
Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
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Alexander Pope, An Essay on Criticism, 1711
Ten censure wrong, for one that writes amiss.
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Alexander Pope, Essay on Criticism
Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.
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Alexander Pope, Letter to Gay, October 6, 1727

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