"Order is heaven's first law."
"Order is heaven's first law."
"Passions are the gales of life."
"On wrongs swift vengeance waits."
"Wit is the lowest form of humor."
"At ev'ry word a reputation dies."
"Never find fault with the absent."
"Gentle dullness ever loves a joke."
"The proper study of Mankind is Man."
"To err is human; to forgive, divine."
"So vast is art, so narrow human wit."
"All nature is but art unknown to thee."
"And die of nothing but a rage to live."
"Woman's at best a contradiction still."
"Health consists with temperance alone."
"Fools admire, but men of sense approve."
"Tis but a part we see, and not a whole."
"The worst of madmen is a saint run mad."
"A cherub's face, a reptile all the rest."
"An honest man's the noblest work of God."
"Praise undeserved, is satire in disguise."
"Fools rush in where angels fear to tread."
"A brain of feathers, and a heart of lead."
"Lo, what huge heaps of littleness around!"
"A wit with dunces, and a dunce with wits."
"Is pride, the never-failing vice of fools."
"The world forgetting, by the world forgot."
"The vulgar boil, the learned roast, an egg."
"Those move easiest who have learn'd to dance."
"The most positive men are the most credulous."
"They dream in courtship, but in wedlock wake."
"How prone to doubt, how cautious are the wise!"
"Act well your part, there all the honour lies."
"Hope travels through, nor quits us when we die."
"Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul."
"So vast is art, so narrow human wit. Alexander Pope"
"To be angry is to revenge the faults of others on ourselves."
"And, after all, what is a lie? 'Tis but the truth in a masquerade."
"Never was it given to mortal man - To lie so boldly as we women can."
"Party-spirit at best is but the madness of many for the gain of a few."
"The difference is too nice - Where ends the virtue or begins the vice."
"Of Manners gentle, of Affections mild; In Wit a man; Simplicity, a child."
"One science only will one genius fit; so vast is art, so narrow human wit."
"Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends."
"Know then this truth, enough for man to know virtue alone is happiness below."
"The same ambition can destroy or save, and make a patriot as it makes a knave."
"Like Cato, give his little senate laws, and sit attentive to his own applause."
"On life's vast ocean diversely we sail. Reasons the card, but passion the gale."
"Know then thyself, presume not God to scan; The proper study of mankind is man."
"Fondly we think we honor merit then, When we but praise ourselves in other men."
"Hope springs eternal in the human breast: Man never is, but always to be blest."
"Education forms the common mind. Just as the twig is bent, the tree's inclined."
"Extremes in nature equal ends produce; In man they join to some mysterious use."
"But blind to former as to future fate, what mortal knows his pre-existent state?"
"Never elated when someone's oppressed, never dejected when another one's blessed."
The bookful blockhead, ignorantly read, With loads of learned lumber in his head. - Alexender Pope
For Forms of Government let fools contest; whatever is best administered is best. - Alexender Pope
The ruling passion, be it what it will. The ruling passion conquers reason still. - Alexender Pope
Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside. - Alexender Pope
All are but parts of one stupendous whole, Whose body Nature is, and God the soul. - Alexender Pope
The hungry judges soon the sentence sign, and wretches hang that jurymen may dine. - Alexender Pope
The learned is happy, nature to explore; The fool is happy, that he knows no more. - Alexender Pope
Virtue she finds too painful an endeavour, content to dwell in decencies for ever. - Alexender Pope
How happy is the blameless vestal’s lot! The world forgetting, by the world forgot. Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind! Each pray’r accepted, and each wish resign’d - Alexender Pope
Not always actions show the man; we find who does a kindness is not therefore kind. - Alexender Pope
A little learning is a dangerous thing; Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring. - Alexender Pope
Honor and shame from no condition rise. Act well your part: there all the honor lies. - Alexender Pope
Behold the child, by Nature's kindly law pleased with a rattle, tickled with a straw. - Alexender Pope
Trust not yourself, but your defects to know, make use of every friend and every foe. - Alexender Pope
And all who told it added something new, and all who heard it, made enlargements too. - Alexender Pope
Who shall decide when doctors disagree, And soundest casuists doubt, like you and me? - Alexender Pope
There is a certain majesty in simplicity which is far above all the quaintness of wit. - Alexender Pope
To observations which ourselves we make, we grow more partial for th' observer's sake. - Alexender Pope
Not to go back is somewhat to advance, and men must walk, at least, before they dance. - Alexender Pope
Remembrance and reflection how allied. What thin partitions divides sense from thought. - Alexender Pope
Lo! The poor Indian, whose untutored mind sees God in clouds, or hears him in the wind. - Alexender Pope
If a man's character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business. - Alexender Pope
Get place and wealth, if possible with grace; if not, by any means get wealth and place. - Alexender Pope
Slave to no sect, who takes no private road, But looks through Nature up to Nature's God. - Alexender Pope
Nature and nature's laws lay hid in the night. God said, Let Newton be! and all was light! - Alexender Pope
A God without dominion, providence, and final causes, is nothing else but fate and nature. - Alexender Pope
Whoever thinks a faultless piece to see, Thinks what ne'er was, nor is, nor e'er shall be. - Alexender Pope
Men must be taught as if you taught them not, and things unknown proposed as things forgot. - Alexender Pope
A work of art that contains theories is like an object on which the price tag has been left. - Alexender Pope
Man never thinks himself happy, but when he enjoys those things which others want or desire. - Alexender Pope
How shall I lose the sin, yet keep the sense, and love the offender, yet detest the offence? - Alexender Pope
Beauties in vain their pretty eyes may roll; charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul. - Alexender Pope
Tis not enough your counsel still be true; Blunt truths more mischief than nice falsehoods do. - Alexender Pope
For modes of faith let graceless zealots fight, His can't be wrong whose life is in the right. - Alexender Pope
True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, as those move easiest who have learn'd to dance. - Alexender Pope
Blessed is the man who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed was the ninth beatitude. - Alexender Pope
Some people will never learn anything, for this reason, because they understand everything too soon. - Alexender Pope
The greatest magnifying glasses in the world are a man's own eyes when they look upon his own person. - Alexender Pope
Many men have been capable of doing a wise thing, more a cunning thing, but very few a generous thing. - Alexender Pope
True politeness consists in being easy one's self, and in making every one about one as easy as one can. - Alexender Pope
No woman ever hates a man for being in love with her, but many a woman hate a man for being a friend to her. - Alexender Pope
Teach me to feel another's woe, to hide the fault I see, that mercy I to others show, that mercy show to me. - Alexender Pope
What some call health, if purchased by perpetual anxiety about diet, isn't much better than tedious disease. - Alexender Pope
Happy the man whose wish and care a few paternal acres bound, content to breathe his native air in his own ground. - Alexender Pope
Genius creates, and taste preserves. Taste is the good sense of genius; without taste, genius is only sublime folly. - Alexender Pope
Our passions are like convulsion fits, which, though they make us stronger for a time, leave us the weaker ever after. - Alexender Pope
No one should be ashamed to admit he is wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that he is wiser today than he was yesterday. - Alexender Pope
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! - Alexender Pope
I find myself hoping a total end of all the unhappy divisions of mankind by party-spirit, which at best is but the madness of many for the gain of a few. - Alexender Pope
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. - Alexender Pope
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. - Alexender Pope
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. - Alexender Pope
Some old men, continually praise the time of their youth. In fact, you would almost think that there were no fools in their days, but unluckily they themselves are left as an example. - Alexender Pope
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. - Alexender Pope