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    The bookful blockhead, ignorantly read, With loads of learned lumber in his head.
    — Alexander Pope
    tags: read 
     
    And, after all, what is a lie? 'Tis but the truth in a masquerade.
    — Alexander Pope
    tags: truth 
     
    How prone to doubt, how cautious are the wise!
    — Alexander Pope
    tags: doubt 
     
    For modes of faith let graceless zealots fight, His can't be wrong whose life is in the right.
    — Alexander Pope
    tags: fight  right  wrong  faith 
     
    Satan is wiser now than before, and tempts by making rich instead of poor.
    — Alexander Pope
    tags: poor  satan 
     
    In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
    — Alexander Pope
    tags: fashion  rules 
     
    A cherub's face, a reptile all the rest.
    — Alexander Pope
    Women use lovers as they do cards; they play with them a while, and when they have got all they can by them, throw them away, call for new ones, and then perhaps lose by the new all they got by the old ones.
    — Alexander Pope
    tags: women  lover 
     
    If, presume not to God to scan; The proper study of Mankind is Man. Plac'd on this isthmus of a middle state, a being darkly wise, and rudely great.
    — Alexander Pope
    tags: men  mankind  god  wise 
     
    Of all the causes which conspire to blind Man's erring judgement, and misguide the mind, What the weak head with strongest bias rules, Is PRIDE, the never-failing vice of fools.
    — Alexander Pope
    tags: judgement  rules  mind  pride  fools 
     
    Lo, what huge heaps of littleness around!
    — Alexander Pope
    Blessed is the man who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed was the ninth beatitude.
    — Alexander Pope
    tags: men  blessed 
     
    All are but parts of one stupendous whole, Whose body Nature is, and God the soul.
    — Alexander Pope
    tags: nature  soul  body  god 
     
    On life's vast ocean diversely we sail. Reasons the card, but passion the gale.
    — Alexander Pope
    tags: ocean  passion 
     
    He best can paint them who shall feel them most.
    — Alexander Pope
    Some people will never learn anything, for this reason, because they understand everything too soon.
    — Alexander Pope
    tags: people  learn 
     
    Then, at the last and only couplet fraught With some unmeaning thing they call a thought, A needless Alexandrine ends the song, That, like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along.
    — Alexander Pope
    tags: thoughts  song 
     
    In faith and hope the world will disagree, but all mankind's concern is charity.
    — Alexander Pope
    tags: world  mankind  charity  faith  hope 
     
    Strength of mind is exercise, not rest.
    — Alexander Pope
    tags: mind  strength  exercise 
     
    Act well your part, there all the honour lies.
    — Alexander Pope
    tags: lies 
     
    O peace! how many wars were waged in thy name.
    — Alexander Pope
    tags: war 
     
    No one should be ashamed to admit they are wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that they are wiser today than they were yesterday.
    — Alexander Pope
    tags: wrong  saying 
     
    For what I have publish'd, I can only hope to be pardon'd; but for what I have burned, I deserve to be prais'd.
    — Alexander Pope
    tags: hope 
     
    To be angry is to revenge the faults of others on ourselves.
    — Alexander Pope
    tags: revenge 
     
    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
    tags: mercy 
     
    To err is human; to forgive, divine.
    — Alexander Pope
    tags: divine 
     
    Great oaks grow from little acorns. He has a green thumb. He has green fingers. He's sowing his wild oats. Here Ceres' gifts in waving prospect stand, And nodding tempt the joyful reaper's hand.
    — Alexander Pope
    tags: wild  gift 
     
    True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, as those who move easiest have learned to dance.
    — Alexander Pope
    tags: chance  true  writing  dance 
     
    Genius creates, and taste preserves. Taste is the good sense of genius; without taste, genius is only sublime folly.
    — Alexander Pope
    tags: genius 
     
    Love, free as air, at sight of human ties,Spreads his light wings, and in a moment flies.
    — Alexander Pope
    tags: human  moment  wings 
     
    Praise undeserved, is satire in disguise.
    — Alexander Pope
    tags: satire  praise 
     
    Fools admire, but men of sense approve.
    — Alexander Pope
    tags: men  fools 
     
    Hope springs eternal in the human breast: Man never is, but always To be Blest.
    — Alexander Pope
    tags: men  human  hope 
     
    A little learning is a dangerous thing; drink of it deeply, or taste it not, for shallow thoughts intoxicate the brain, and drinking deeply sobers us again.
    — Alexander Pope
    How vast a memory has Love!
    — Alexander Pope
    tags: memory 
     
    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!
    — Alexander Pope
    tags: thoughts  brain  awake 
     
    Wine lets no lover unrewarded go.
    — Alexander Pope
    tags: lover 
     
    Envy will merit as its shade pursue, But like a shadow, proves the substance true.
    — Alexander Pope
    tags: true  envy 
     
    Who dare to love their country, and be poor.
    — Alexander Pope
    tags: poor 
     
    As the twig is bent, so grows the tree.
    — Alexander Pope
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    alexander pope
    Birth    : May 21, 1688
    Death  : May 30, 1744
    Occupation  : Poet