Know then this truth, enough for man to know virtue alone is happiness below.
Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)
Contributed by: Zaady
Reason's whole pleasure, all the joys of sense, Lie in three words,-health, peace, and competence.
Source: Essay on Man. Epistle iv. Line 79.
Whoever thinks a faultless piece to see, Thinks what ne'er was, nor is, nor e'er shall be.
Source: Essay on Criticism. Part ii. Line 53.
Nay, fly to altars; there they'll talk you dead; For fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
Source: An Essay on Criticism
For fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
Source: An Essay on Criticism. Part iii. Line 66.
From vulgar bounds with brave disorder part, And snatch a grace beyond the reach of art.
Source: Essay on Criticism. Part i. Line 152.
'Tis education forms the common mind: Just as the twig is bent the tree's inclined.
Source: Moral Essays, 1720-1735, Epistle I, To Lord Cobham, 1734
Those oft are stratagems which errors seem Nor is it Homer nods, but we that dream;
Source: An Essay on Criticism, 1711
Blessed is the man who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.
False happiness is like false money; it passes for a time as well as the true, and serves some ordinary occasions; but when it is brought to the touch, we find the lightness and alloy, and feel the loss.
Source: Essay on Man. Epistle ii. Line 63.
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