Authors - Alexander Pope
Alexander Pope (21 May 1688 - 30 May 1744) was an 18th-century English poet, best known for his satirical verse and for his translation of Homer. Famous for his use of the heroic couplet, he is the third-most frequently quoted writer in The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, after Shakespeare and Tennyson. - Wikipedia
How happy is the blameless Vestal's lot! The world forgetting, by the world forgot. Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind! Each pray'r accepted, and each wish resign'd.
To err is human; to forgive is divine.
Let me tell you I am better acquainted with you for a long absence, as men are with themselves for a long affliction: absence does but hold off a friend, to make one see him the truer.
Strength of mind is exercise, not rest.
Do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame.
An honest man is the noblest work of God.
A little learning is a dangerous thing; drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring: there shallow draughts intoxicate the brain, and drinking largely sobers us again.
He who tells a lie is not sensible of how great a task he undertakes; for he must be forced to invent twenty more to maintain that one.
Man: the glory, jest, and riddle of the world.
Ten censure wrong, for one that writes amiss.
And all who told it added something new, And all who heard it made enlargements too.
Our passions are like convulsion fits, which, though they make us stronger for a time, leave us the weaker ever after.
A man should never be ashamed to own he has been wrong, which is but saying, that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.
Wit is the lowest form of humor.
Some people will never learn anything, for this reason, because they understand everything too soon.
The bookful blockhead, ignorantly read With loads of learned lumber in his head.
To err is human; to forgive, divine.
So vast is art, so narrow human wit.
They dream in courtship, but in wedlock wake.
Amusement is the happiness of those who cannot think.