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Quotations by author » Alexander Pope
English Poet, 1688-1744
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Eye Nature's walks, shoot folly as it flies,/ And catch the manners living as they rise;/ Laugh where we must, be candid where we can;/ But vindicate the ways of God to man.
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False happiness is like false money; it passes for a long time as well as the true, and serves some ordinary occasions; but when it is brought to the touch, we find the lightness and alloy, and feel the loss.
EmotionsHappinessRealityTruth
Fine by defect and delicately weak.
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Fixed like a plant on his peculiar spot, To draw nutrition, propagate, and rot
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Fondly we think we honor merit then, When we but praise ourselves in other men.
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Fools admire, but men of sense approve.
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For fools rush in where angels fear to tread
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For Forms of Government let fools contest; whatever is best administered is best.
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For I, who hold sage Homer's rule the best, Welcome the coming, speed the going guest
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For modes of faith let graceless zealots fight, His can't be wrong whose life is in the right.
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For observations which ourselves we make, We grow more partial for the observer's sake
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For virtue's self may too much zeal be had; The worst of madmen is a saint run mad
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Formed by thy converse happily to steer/ From grave to gay, from lively to severe.
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Genius creates, and taste preserves. Taste is the good sense of genius; without taste, genius is only sublime folly.
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Gentle dullness ever loves a joke
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Get place and wealth, if possible, with grace; If not, by any means get wealth and place
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Good God! how often are we to die before we go quite off this stage? In every friend we lose a part of ourselves, and the best part.
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Graced as thou art with all the power of words, So known, so honored at the House of Lords
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Happy the man whose wish and care a few paternal acres bound, content to breathe his native air in his own ground.
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Health consists with temperance alone.
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