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To err is human, to forgive is divine. Alexander Pope

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Education forms the common mind. Just as the twig is bent, the tree's inclined. Alexander Pope

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A little learning is a dangerous thing. Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring; There shallow draughts intoxicate the brain; And drinking largely sobers us again. Alexander Pope

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Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends. Alexander Pope

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Fools rush in where Angels fear to tread. Alexander Pope

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Charm strikes the sight, but merit wins the soul. Alexander Pope

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We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people. Alexander Pope

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Many people are capable of doing a wise thing, more a cunning thing, but very few a generous thing. Alexander Pope

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Blessed is the man who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed was the ninth beatitude. Alexander Pope

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Praise undeserved, is satire in disguise. Alexander Pope

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A man should never be ashamed to own that he is wrong, which is but saying in other words that he is wiser today than he was yesterday. Alexander Pope

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Not to go back is somewhat to advance, and men must walk, at least, before they dance. Alexander Pope

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No one should be ashamed to admit they are wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that they are wiser today than they were yesterday. Alexander Pope

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Act well your part; there all honor lies. Alexander Pope

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Teach me to feel another's woe. To hide the fault I see: That the mercy I show to others; that mercy also show to me. Alexander Pope

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Trust not yourself, but your defects to know, make use of every friend and every foe. Alexander Pope

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The hidden harmony is better than the obvious. Alexander Pope

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Learn to live well, or fairly make your will; you played, and loved, and ate, and drunk your fill: walk sober off; before a sprightlier age comes tittering on, and shoves you from the stage: leave such to trifle with more grace and ease, whom Folly pleases, and whose Follies please. Alexander Pope

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An honest man's the noblest work of God. Alexander Pope

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Satan is wiser now than before, and tempts by making rich instead of poor. Alexander Pope

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The ruling passion, be it what it will, The ruling passion conquers reason still. Alexander Pope

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I was not born for courts and great affairs, but I pay my debts, believe and say my prayers. Alexander Pope

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All looks yellow to a jaundiced eye. Alexander Pope

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On wrongs swift vengeance waits. Alexander Pope

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We think our fathers fools, so wise we grow. Our wiser sons, no doubt will think us so. Alexander Pope

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True wit is nature to advantage dressed, what oft was thought, but never so well expressed. Alexander Pope

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How happy is the blameless vestal's lot? The world forgetting, by the world forgot. Alexander Pope

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An obstinate person does not hold opinions; they hold them. Alexander Pope

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Honor and shame from no condition rise; Act well your part, there all the honor lies. Alexander Pope

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Curse on all laws, but those that love has made. Alexander Pope

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Fools admire, but men of sense approve. Alexander Pope

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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. Alexander Pope

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They dream in courtship, but in wedlock wake. Alexander Pope

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Remembrance and reflection how allied. What thin partitions divides sense from thought. Alexander Pope

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Never elated when someone's oppressed, never dejected when another one's blessed. Alexander Pope

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Passions are the gales of life. Alexander Pope

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For virtue's self may too much zeal be had; the worst of madmen is a saint run mad. Alexander Pope

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An excuse is worse than a lie, for an excuse is a lie, guarded. Alexander Pope

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Happy the man whose wish and care a few paternal acres bound, content to breathe his native air in his own ground. Alexander Pope

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True politeness consists in being easy one's self, and in making every one about one as easy as one can. Alexander Pope

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Let me tell you I am better acquainted with you for a long absence, as men are with themselves for a long affliction: absence does but hold off a friend, to make one see him the truer. Alexander Pope

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Virtuous and vicious everyone must be; few in extremes, but all in degree. Alexander Pope

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Know then thyself, presume not God to scan; The proper study of mankind is man. Alexander Pope

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It is with our judgments as with our watches: no two go just alike, yet each believes his own. Alexander Pope

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Like Cato, give his little senate laws, and sit attentive to his own applause. Alexander Pope

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The hungry judges soon the sentence sign, and wretches hang that jurymen may dine. Alexander Pope

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At every word a reputation dies. Alexander Pope

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Beauties in vain their pretty eyes may roll; charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul. Alexander Pope

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How shall I lose the sin, yet keep the sense, and love the offender, yet detest the offence? Alexander Pope

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To be angry is to revenge the faults of others on ourselves. Alexander Pope