21 RESULTS FOR: Alexander Pope
Wit is the lowest form of humor.
Alexander PopeTo err is human to forgive, divine.
Alexander PopeIn words as fashions the same rule will hold,Alike fantastic if too new or oldBe not the first by whome the new are tried,Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Alexander PopeKnow then thyself, presume not God to scan,The proper study of Mankind is Man.
Alexander PopeHither the heroes and nymphs resort,To taste awhile the pleasures of a courtIn various talk th'instuctive hours they past,Who gave the ball, or paid the visit lastOne speaks the glory of the British Queen,And one describes a charming Indian screenlA third interprets motions, looks and eyesAt every word a reputation dies.
Alexander PopeSome people will never learn anything, for this reason, because they understand everything too soon.
Alexander PopeWords are like leaves and where they most abound, Much fruit of sense beneath is rarely found.
Alexander PopeMen must be taught as if you taught them not, And things unknown proposed as things forgot.
Alexander PopeLike bubbles on the sea of matter borne, They rise, they break, and to that sea return.
Alexander PopeIn every friend we lose a part of ourselves, and the best part.
Alexander PopeIt is with narrow-souled people as with narrow necked bottles the less they have in them, the more noise they make in pouring it out.
Alexander PopeOur passions are like convulsion fits, which, though they make us stronger for a time, leave us the weaker ever after.
Alexander PopeLove, free as air at sight of human ties, Spreads his light wings, and in a moment flies.
Alexander PopeLet me tell you I am better acquainted with you for a long absence, as men are with themselves for a long affliction absence does but hold off a friend, to make one see him the truer.
Alexander PopeHistories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends.
Alexander PopeFools admire, but men of sense approve.
Alexander PopeA man should never be ashamed to own he has been wrong, which is but saying, that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.
Alexander PopeBe thou the first true merit to befriend, his praise is lost who stays till all commend.
Alexander PopeBlessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.
Alexander PopeBe not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Alexander PopeHe 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.