How prone to doubt, how cautious are the wise!
Quote by Alexander Pope
Alexander Pope Quotes
The most positive men are the most credulous.
Those move easiest who have learn'd to dance
Is pride, the never-failing vice of fools.
Vice is a monster of so frightful mien, As to be hated needs but to...
Like Cato, give his little senate laws, and sit attentive to his own applause.
When we are young, we are slavishly employed in procuring something whereby we may live...
A person who is too nice an observer of the business of the crowd, like...
All nature is but art, unknown to thee; all chance, direction, which thou canst not...
In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold, Alike fantastic if too new or...
Many men have been capable of doing a wise thing, more a cunning thing, but...
Virtue she finds too painful an endeavour, content to dwell in decencies for ever.
Remembrance and reflection how allied. What thin partitions divides sense from thought.
But blind to former as to future fate, what mortal knows his pre-existent state?
The worst of madmen is a saint run mad.
Some people will never learn anything, for this reason, because they understand everything too soon.
Extremes in nature equal ends produce; In man they join to some mysterious use.
A man of business may talk of philosophy; a man who has none may practice...
In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or...
The bookful blockhead, ignorantly read With loads of learned lumber in his head.
Party-spirit at best is but the madness of many for the gain of a few.