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A Quote by Alfred North Whitehead on common sense, creativity, ideas, originality, thought, words, and work

Now in creative thought common sense is a bad master. Its sole criterion for judgement is that the new ideas shall look like the old ones. In other words it can only work by suppressing originality.

Alfred Whitehead (1861 - 1947)

Source: An Introduction to Mathematics

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A Quote by Alfred E. Smith on belief, laughter, manners, simplicity, sincerity, and words

Be sincere. Be simple in words, manners, and gestures. Amuse as well as instruct. If you can make a man laugh, you can make him think and make him like and believe you.

Alfred E. Smith

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A Quote by Alexandre Dumas on hope, wisdom, and words

All human wisdom is summed up in two words - wait and hope.

Alexandre Dumas (1802 - 1870)

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on words

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Words are like leaves; and where they most abound, Much fruit of sense beneath is rarely found.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on words

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Words are like leaves; and where they most abound, Much fruit of sense beneath is rarely found.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Criticism. Part ii. Line 109.

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on church, music, and words

As some to church repair, Not for the doctrine, but the music there. These equal syllables alone require, Though oft the ear the open vowels tire While expletives their feeble aid do join, And ten low words oft creep in one dull line.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: An Essay on Criticism, 1711, 1. 142

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on words

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

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: see Jonathan Swift

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on church, music, and words

Some to church repair, Not for the doctrine, but the music there. These equal syllables alone require, Though oft the ear the open vowels tire; While expletives their feeble aid to join, And ten low words oft creep in one dull line.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Criticism. Part ii. Line 142.

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on words

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Soft is the strain when zephyr gently blows, And the smooth stream in smoother numbers flows; But when loud surges lash the sounding shore, The hoarse rough verse should like the torrent roar. When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw, The line too labours, and the words move slow: Not so when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flies o'er th' unbending corn, and skims along the main.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Criticism. Part ii. Line 166.

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on competence, health, lies, peace, pleasure, reason, and words

Reason's whole pleasure, all the joys of sense, Lie in three words,-health, peace, and competence.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Man. Epistle iv. Line 79.

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