If a man's character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Quote by Alexander Pope
Alexander Pope Quotes
And, after all, what is a lie? 'Tis but the truth in a masquerade.
Not to go back is somewhat to advance, and men must walk, at least, before...
Who reasons wisely is not therefore wise; His pride in reasoning, not in acting, lies
But blind to former as to future fate, what mortal knows his pre-existent state?
While pensive poets painful vigils keep - Sleepless themselves to give their readers sleep
In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold, Alike fantastic if too new or...
Know then this truth, enough for man to know virtue alone is happiness below.
The hungry judges soon the sentence sign, and wretches hang that jury-men may dine
Drink is the feast of reason and the flow of soul.
All chance, direction, which thou canst not see
Why did I write? What sin to me unknown dipped me in ink, my parents...
Hope travels through, nor quits us when we die.
Beauties in vain their pretty eyes may roll; charms strike the sight, but merit wins...
Never was it given to mortal man - To lie so boldly as we women...
Whoever thinks a faultless piece to see, Thinks what ne'er was, nor is, nor e'er...
Act well your part, there all the honour lies.
Is pride, the never-failing vice of fools.
Party-spirit at best is but the madness of many for the gain of a few.
The bookful blockhead, ignorantly read With loads of learned lumber in his head.
Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul.