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.
Quote by Alexander Pope
Alexander Pope Quotes
Hope springs eternal in the human breast
Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul.
The learned is happy, nature to explore; The fool is happy, that he knows no...
Slave to no sect, who takes no private road, But looks through Nature up to...
Honor and shame from no condition rise. Act well your part: there all the honor...
How shall I lose the sin, yet keep the sense, and love the offender, yet...
Fools admire, but men of sense approve.
Good God! How often are we to die before we go quite off this stage?...
An honest man's the noblest work of God.
Not chaos-like together crushed and bruised, But as the world, harmoniously confused, Where order in...
Virtue she finds too painful an endeavour, content to dwell in decencies for ever.
Tis but a part we see, and not a whole.
Know then thyself, presume not God to scan; The proper study of mankind is man.
Coffee which makes the politician wise, and see through all things with his half-shut eyes
The bookful blockhead, ignorantly read With loads of learned lumber in his head.
Not to go back is somewhat to advance, and men must walk, at least, before...
How prone to doubt, how cautious are the wise!
So vast is art, so narrow human wit.
Art is the path of the creator to his work
Those who work in a preconceived style, deliberately turning their backs on nature, miss the...