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Honesty

‘Tis not enough your counsel sti…

25 Feb , 2014  

‘Tis not enough your counsel still be true; Blunt truths more mischief than nice falsehoods do. Pope, Alexander

Boldness

A decent boldness ever meets wit…

25 Feb , 2014  

A decent boldness ever meets with friends. Pope, Alexander

Age

A bee is not a busier animal tha…

25 Feb , 2014  

A bee is not a busier animal than a blockhe Pope, Alexander

Destiny

But blind to former as to future…

5 Jan , 2014  

But blind to former as to future fate, What mortal knows his pre-existent state? Pope, Alexander

Fate

But blind to former as to future…

5 Jan , 2014  

But blind to former as to future fate, What mortal knows his pre-existent state? Pope, Alexander

Instinct

But honest instinct comes a volu…

5 Jan , 2014  

But honest instinct comes a volunteer; Sure never to o’er-shoot, but just to hit, While still too wide or short in human wit. Pope, Alexander

Beauty

Conceit is to nature what paint …

27 Apr , 2013  

Conceit is to nature what paint is to beauty; it is not only needless, but impairs what it would improve Pope, Alexander

Health

Health consists with temperance …

11 Jan , 2012  

Health consists with temperance alone. Pope, Alexander

Words

In words, as fashions, the same …

4 Mar , 2011  

In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside. Pope, Alexander

Tolerance

It is with narrow-souled people …

3 Mar , 2011  

It is with narrow-souled people as with narrow-necked bottles: the less they have in them the more noise they make in pouring it out. Pope, Alexander

Love

Love, free as air at sight of hu…

30 Jul , 2010  

Love, free as air at sight of human ties, Spreads his light wings, and in a moment flies. Pope, Alexander

Character

Of Manners gentle, of Affections…

11 Jan , 2010  

Of Manners gentle, of Affections mild; In Wit a man; Simplicity, a child. Pope, Alexander