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
So vast is art, so narrow human wit.
My garden, like my life, seems to me every year to want correction and require...
The hungry judges soon the sentence sign, and wretches hang that jurymen may dine.
Know then this truth, enough for man to know virtue alone is happiness below.
Drink is the feast of reason and the flow of soul.
All nature is but art unknown to thee.
The way of the Creative works through change and transformation, so that each thing receives...
Trust not yourself, but your defects to know, make use of every friend and every...
Lo! The poor Indian, whose untutored mind sees God in clouds, or hears him in...
Those move easiest who have learn'd to dance
Party-spirit at best is but the madness of many for the gain of a few.
The difference is too nice - Where ends the virtue or begins the vice.
A God without dominion, providence, and final causes, is nothing else but fate and nature.
There is a certain majesty in simplicity which is far above all the quaintness of...
The worst of madmen is a saint run mad.
Act well your part, there all the honour lies.
Reason's whole pleasure, all the joys of sense, Lie in three words, - health, peace,...
A competent leader can get efficient service from poor troops, while on the contrary an...
A competent portraitist knows how to imply the profile in the full face.
Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.