Many men have been capable of doing a wise thing, more a cunning thing, but very few a generous thing.
Quote by Alexander Pope
Alexander Pope Quotes
For Forms of Government let fools contest; whatever is best administered is best.
No woman ever hates a man for being in love with her, but many a...
So vast is art, so narrow human wit.
How happy is the blameless vestal's lot? The world forgetting, by the world forgot.
The bookful blockhead, ignorantly read With loads of learned lumber in his head.
Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends.
Party-spirit at best is but the madness of many for the gain of a few.
True politeness consists in being easy one's self, and in making every one about one...
All nature is but art unknown to thee.
To be angry is to revenge the faults of others on ourselves.
Education forms the common mind. Just as the twig is bent, the tree's inclined.
A little learning is a dangerous thing;Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring.
Nature and Nature's laws lay hid in night. God said, 'Let Newton be!' and all...
Genius creates, and taste preserves. Taste is the good sense of genius; without taste, genius...
On wrongs swift vengeance waits.
But blind to former as to future fate, what mortal knows his pre-existent state?
Good God! How often are we to die before we go quite off this stage?...
If a man's character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do...
Some old men, continually praise the time of their youth. In fact, you would almost...
Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.