English poet (1688–1744)
Alexander Pope was an English poet, translator, and satirist of the Enlightenment era who is considered one of the most prominent English poets of the early 18th century. An exponent of Augustan literature, Pope is best known for his satirical and discursive poetry including The Rape of the Lock, The Dunciad, and An Essay on Criticism, and for his translation of Homer.
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A person who is too nice an observer of the business of the crowd, like one who is too curious in observing the labor of bees, will often be stung for his curiosity.
If a man's character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
The way of the Creative works through change and transformation, so that each thing receives its true nature and destiny and comes into permanent accord with the Great Harmony: this is what furthers and what perseveres.
Some people will never learn anything, for this reason, because they understand everything too soon.
Education forms the common mind. Just as the twig is bent, the tree's inclined.
For modes of faith let graceless zealots fight, His can't be wrong whose life is in the right.
Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
For fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
To err is human to forgive, divine.
But blind to former as to future fate, what mortal knows his pre-existent state?