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ALEXANDER POPE
English poet and critic
(1688 - 1744)
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'T is expectation makes a blessing dear.
      - [Expectation]

Talk what you will of taste, my friend, you'll find two of a face as soon as of a mind.
      - [Taste]

Taste, that eternal wanderer, which flies
  From head to ears, and now from ears to eyes.
      - [Taste]

Teach me to feel another's woe,
  To hide the fault I see;
    That mercy I to others show,
      That mercy show to me.
      - [Mercy]

That character in conversation which commonly passes for agreeable is made up of civility and falsehood.
      - [Character]

That each from other differs, first confess; next that he varies from himself no less.
      - [Variety]

The cabinets of the sick and the closets of the dead have been ransacked to publish private letters and divulge to all mankind the most secret sentiments of friendship.
      - [Biography]

The character of covetousness, is what a man generally acquires more through some niggardliness or ill grace in little and inconsiderable things, than in expenses of any consequence.
      - [Avarice]

The devil was piqued such saintship to behold, and longed to tempt him.
      - [Temptation]

The dull flat falsehood serves for policy, and in the cunning, truth's itself a lie.
      - [Falsehood]

The feast of reason and the flow of soul.
      - [Feasting]

The flower's are gone when the Fruits appear to ripen.
      - [Flowers]

The grave Sir Gilbert holds it for a rule,
  That ev'ry man in want is knave or fool.
    "God cannot love (says Blunt, with tearless eyes)
      The wretch he starves"--and piously denies;
        But the good bishop, with a meeker air,
          Admits and leaves them Providence's care.
      - [Want]

The grave where even the great find rest.
      - [Graves]

The greatest can but blaze and pass away.
      - [Fame]

The hour conceal'd and so remote the fear,
  Death still draws nearer, never seeming near.
      - [Death]

The laughers are a majority.
      - [Laughter]

The life of a wit is a warfare upon earth.
      - [Wit]

The lights and shades, whose well-accorded strife gives all the strength and color of our life.
      - [Variety]

The lot of man, to suffer and to die.
      - [Man]

The many-headed monster of the pit.
      - [Politics]

The modest fan was lifted up no more, and virgins smiled at what they blushed before.
      - [Blushes]

The most positive men are the most credulous, since they most believe themselves, and advise most with their falsest flatterer and worst enemy--their own self-love.
      - [Positiveness]

The nations bleed where'er her steps she turns; the groan still deepens, and the combat burns.
      - [War]

The never-failing vice of fools.
      - [Pride]


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