Alexander Pope 1688 – 1744 was an 18th Century English poet, known not only for his own work, but also for producing an edited version of Shakespeare’s work and also for translating the works of Homer. 
‘Fools admire, but men of sense approve’ 
‘Many men have been capable of doing a wise thing, more a cunning thing, but very few a generous thing’ 
‘An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie; for an excuse is a lie guarded’ 
‘A man should never be ashamed to own that he has been in the wrong, which is but saying in other words that he is wiser today than he was yesterday’ 
‘Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed’ 
‘Act well your part, there all the honour lies’ 
‘Charm strikes the sight, but merit wins the soul’ 
‘To err is human, to forgive, divine’ 
‘Passions are the gales of life’ 
‘Hope springs eternal in the human breast; Man never is, but always to be blest’ 
‘Fools rush in where angels fear to tread’ 
‘Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside’ 
‘If you want to know what God thinks about money, just look at the people he gives it to’ 
‘A work of art that contains theories is like an object on which the price tag has been left’ 
‘True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, as those move easiest who have learned to dance’ 
‘To be angry is to revenge the faults of others on ourselves’ 
‘Some people will never learn anything, for this reason, because they understand everything too soon’ 
‘A little learning is a dangerous thing’ 
‘The hungry judges soon the sentence sign, and wretches hang that jurymen may dine’ 
‘So vast is art, so narrow human wit’ 
‘Strength of mind is exercise, not rest’ 
‘Be not the first by which a new thing is tried, or the last to lay the old aside’ 
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