The same ambition can destroy or save, and make a patriot as it makes a knave.
Quote by Alexander Pope
Alexander Pope Quotes
Passions are the gales of life.
Why did I write? What sin to me unknown dipped me in ink, my parents...
Genius creates, and taste preserves. Taste is the good sense of genius; without taste, genius...
The ruling passion, be it what it will. The ruling passion conquers reason still.
Not always actions show the man; we find who does a kindness is not therefore...
A work of art that contains theories is like an object on which the price...
They dream in courtship, but in wedlock wake.
At ev'ry word a reputation dies.
No one should be ashamed to admit they are wrong, which is but saying, in...
To be angry is to revenge the faults of others on ourselves.
Of manners gentle, of affections mild; In wit a man, simplicity a child
Pride is still aiming at the best houses: Men would be angels, angels would be...
In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold, Alike fantastic if too new or...
An honest man's the noblest work of God.
An honest man is the noblest work of God.
All nature is but art, unknown to thee; all chance, direction, which thou canst not...
Lo, what huge heaps of littleness around!
Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to...
Virtue she finds too painful an endeavour, content to dwell in decencies for ever.
There is a certain majesty in simplicity which is far above all the quaintness of...