Alexander Pope Quotes

Let me tell you I am better acquainted with you for a long absence, as men are with themselves for a long affliction absence does but hold off a friend, to make one see him the truer.

~ Alexander Pope

A man should never be ashamed to own he has been wrong, which is but saying, that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.

~ Alexander Pope

Men must be taught as if you taught them not, And things unknown proposed as things forgot.

~ Alexander Pope

In words as fashions the same rule will hold,Alike fantastic if too new or oldBe not the first by whome the new are tried,Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.

~ Alexander Pope

Words are like leaves and where they most abound, Much fruit of sense beneath is rarely found.

~ Alexander Pope

Know then thyself, presume not God to scan,The proper study of Mankind is Man.

~ Alexander Pope

Wit is the lowest form of humor.

~ Alexander Pope

It is with narrow-souled people as with narrow necked bottles the less they have in them, the more noise they make in pouring it out.

~ Alexander Pope

Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.

~ Alexander Pope

Be thou the first true merit to befriend, his praise is lost who stays till all commend.

~ Alexander Pope

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