A Quote by Alexander Pope on approval, faults, heart, joy, lies, stupidity, and superiority

Plays round the head, but comes not to the heart. One self-approving hour whole years outweighs Of stupid starers and of loud huzzas; And more true joy Marcellus exil'd feels Than Cæsar with a senate at his heels. In parts superior what advantage lies? Tell (for you can) what is it to be wise? 'T is but to know how little can be known; To see all others' faults, and feel our own.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Man. Epistle iv. Line 254.

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