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Wit is the lowest form of humor.

Alexander Pope

To err is human to forgive, divine.

Alexander Pope

In 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 Pope

Know then thyself, presume not God to scan,The proper study of Mankind is Man.

Alexander Pope

Hither 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 Pope

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

Alexander Pope

Words are like leaves and where they most abound, Much fruit of sense beneath is rarely found.

Alexander Pope

Men must be taught as if you taught them not, And things unknown proposed as things forgot.

Alexander Pope

Like bubbles on the sea of matter borne, They rise, they break, and to that sea return.

Alexander Pope

In every friend we lose a part of ourselves, and the best part.

Alexander Pope

It 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 Pope

Our passions are like convulsion fits, which, though they make us stronger for a time, leave us the weaker ever after.

Alexander Pope

Love, free as air at sight of human ties, Spreads his light wings, and in a moment flies.

Alexander Pope

Let 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 Pope

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

Alexander Pope

Fools admire, but men of sense approve.

Alexander Pope

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.

Alexander Pope

Be thou the first true merit to befriend, his praise is lost who stays till all commend.

Alexander Pope

Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.

Alexander Pope

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

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.

Alexander Pope



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