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.
Quote by Alexander Pope
Alexander Pope Quotes
The bookful blockhead, ignorantly read With loads of learned lumber in his head.
Men dream of courtship, but in wedlock wake.
How shall I lose the sin, yet keep the sense, and love the offender, yet...
Of manners gentle, of affections mild; In wit a man, simplicity a child
Satan is wiser now than before, and tempts by making rich instead of poor.
But Satan now is wiser than of yore, and tempts by making rich, not making...
Reason's whole pleasure, all the joys of sense, Lie in three words, - health, peace,...
And, after all, what is a lie? 'Tis but the truth in a masquerade.
Get place and wealth, if possible with grace; if not, by any means get wealth...
'Tis true, perfection none must hope to find in all the world, much less in...
Extremes in nature equal ends produce; In man they join to some mysterious use.
Blessed is the man who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed was the...
Education forms the common mind. Just as the twig is bent, the tree's inclined.
There is a certain majesty in simplicity which is far above all the quaintness of...
The way of the Creative works through change and transformation, so that each thing receives...
Do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame.
To be angry is to revenge the faults of others on ourselves.
Remembrance and reflection how allied. What thin partitions divides sense from thought.
Hope travels through, nor quits us when we die.
Of Manners gentle, of Affections mild; In Wit a man; Simplicity, a child.