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Alexander Pope
May 21, 1688 - May 30, 1744
Nationality: English
Category: Poet
Subcategory: English Poet

Order is heaven's first law.


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.


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.


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!


Pride is still aiming at the best houses: Men would be angels, angels would be gods. Aspiring to be gods, if angels fell; aspiring to be angels men rebel.


Wit is the lowest form of humor.


The way of the Creative works through change and transformation, so that each thing receives its true nature and destiny and comes into permanent accord with the Great Harmony: this is what furthers and what perseveres.


Is pride, the never-failing vice of fools.


The worst of madmen is a saint run mad.


Hope travels through, nor quits us when we die.


The difference is too nice - Where ends the virtue or begins the vice.


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


How shall I lose the sin, yet keep the sense, and love the offender, yet detest the offence?


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


Nature and nature's laws lay hid in the night. God said, Let Newton be! and all was light!


Happy the man whose wish and care a few paternal acres bound, content to breathe his native air in his own ground.


On wrongs swift vengeance waits.


How happy is the blameless vestal's lot? The world forgetting, by the world forgot.


Who shall decide when doctors disagree, And soundest casuists doubt, like you and me?


To be angry is to revenge the faults of others on ourselves.


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