Alexander Pope Quotes.
Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Vices and virtues are of a strange nature, for the more we have, the fewer we think we have.
Man never thinks himself happy, but when he enjoys those things which others want or desire.
Woman’s at best a contradiction still.
Never was it given to mortal man – To lie so boldly as we women can.
The learned is happy, nature to explore; The fool is happy, that he knows no more.
True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, as those move easiest who have learn’d to dance.
Know then thyself, presume not God to scan; The proper study of mankind is man.
A work of art that contains theories is like an object on which the price tag has been left.
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.
Beauties in vain their pretty eyes may roll; charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul.
Never elated when someone’s oppressed, never dejected when another one’s blessed.
Pride is still aiming at the best houses: Men would be angels, angels would be gods. Aspiring to be gods, if angels fell; aspiring to be angels men rebel.
Lo! The poor Indian, whose untutored mind sees God in clouds, or hears him in the wind.
To be angry is to revenge the faults of others on ourselves.
The way of the Creative works through change and transformation, so that each thing receives its true nature and destiny and comes into permanent accord with the Great Harmony: this is what furthers and what perseveres.
There is a majesty in simplicity.