Alexander Pope Quotes

18th-century English poet

Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.
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Pleased to look forward, pleased to look behind, and count each birthday with a grateful mind.
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To err is human, to forgive, divine.
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Extremes in nature equal ends produce; In man they join to some mysterious use.
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Some people will never learn anything, for this reason, because they understand everything too soon.
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An honest man’s the noblest work of God.
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We think our fathers fools, so wise we grow. Our wiser sons, no doubt will think us so.
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The ruling passion, be it what it will, The ruling passion conquers reason still.
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Trust not yourself, but your defects to know, make use of every friend and every foe.
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Our judgments, like our watches, none go just alike, yet each believes his own.
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Remembrance and reflection how allied!
What thin partitions Sense from Thought divide!
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What Reason weaves, by Passion is undone.
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The pride of aiming at more knowledge, and pretending to more perfection, is the cause of Man’s error and misery.
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Act well your part, there all the honour lies.
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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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The greatest magnifying glasses in the world are a man’s own eyes when they look upon his own person.
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What’s fame? a fancy’d life in other’s breath. A thing beyond us, even before our death.
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Where beams of imagination play,
The memory’s soft figures melt away.
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An honest man’s the noblest work of God.
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The world forgetting by the world forgot.
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