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Favorite Alexander Pope Quotes

A few pearls of wisdom by one of the greatest poets and self thought men.

  1. Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.
  2. To err is human, to forgive, divine.
  3. Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul.
  4. Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
  5. A little Learning is a dangerous Thing.
  6. A man should never be ashamed to own that he has been in the wrong, which is but saying in other words that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.
  7. What Reason weaves, by Passion is undone.
  8. Act well your part; there all the honour lies.
  9. Vice is a monster of so frightful mien
  10. If you want to know what God thinks about money just look at the people He gives it to.
  11. Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.
  12. You purchase pain with all that joy can give and die of nothing but a rage to live.
  13. Do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame.
  14. Man never thinks himself happy, but when he enjoys those things which others want or desire.
  15. An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie;for an excuse is a lie guarded.

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