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 :: 1688-1744, British Poet, Critic, Translator

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A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring; There shallow draughts intoxicate the brain; And drinking largely sobers us again.
~ Alexander Pope - [Learning]

 

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A man should never be ashamed to own that he is wrong, which is but saying in other words that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.
~ Alexander Pope - [Mistakes]

 

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A person who is too nice an observer of the business of the crowd, like one who is too curious in observing the labor of bees, will often be stung for his curiosity.
~ Alexander Pope - [Curiosity]

 

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Act well your part; there all honor lies.
~ Alexander Pope - [Honor]

 

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All looks yellow to a jaundiced eye.
~ Alexander Pope - [Prejudice]

 

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All nature is but art unknown to thee.
~ Alexander Pope - [Nature]

 

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An excuse is worse than a lie, for an excuse is a lie, guarded.
~ Alexander Pope - [Excuses]

 

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An honest man's the noblest work of God.
~ Alexander Pope - [Honesty]

 

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An obstinate person does not hold opinions; they hold them.
~ Alexander Pope - [Opinions]

 

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And all who told it added something new, and all who heard it, made enlargements too.
~ Alexander Pope - [Gossip]

 

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At every trifle take offense, that always shows great pride or little sense.
~ Alexander Pope - [Pride]

 

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At every word a reputation dies.
~ Alexander Pope - [Gossip]

 

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Be not the first by which a new thing is tried, or the last to lay the old aside.
~ Alexander Pope - [Change]

 

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Beauties in vain their pretty eyes may roll; charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul.
~ Alexander Pope - [Beauty]

 

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Behold the child, by nature's kindly law, pleased with a rattle, tickled with a straw.
~ Alexander Pope - [Children]

 

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Blessed is the man who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed was the ninth beatitude.
~ Alexander Pope - [Disappointments]

 

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Blest paper-credit! last and best supply! That lends corruption lighter wings to fly!
~ Alexander Pope - [Credit]

 

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But Satan now is wiser than of yore, and tempts by making rich, not making poor.
~ Alexander Pope - [Wealth]

 

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But thousands die without or this or that, die, and endow a college, or a cat: To some, indeed, Heaven grants the happier fate, Tenrich a bastard, or a son they hate.
~ Alexander Pope - [Inheritance]

 

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By foreign hands thy humble grave adorned; By strangers honored, and by strangers mourned.
~ Alexander Pope - [Strangers]

 

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