Man is fully responsible for his nature and his choices. (Jean-Paul Sartre)
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Alexander Pope


(1688 – 1744) One of the greatest English poets of the eighteenth century, best known for his satirical verse and for his translation of Homer. He is the third-most frequently quoted writer in The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, after Shakespeare and Tennyson.

'Tis education forms the common mind; just as the twig is bent the tree's inclined.
'Tis not enough your counsel still be true; Blunt truths more mischief than nice falsehoods do.
A God without dominion, providence, and final causes, is nothing else but fate and nature.
A little learning is a dangerous thing; Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring.
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.
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.
A wit with dunces, and a dunce with wits.
A work of art that contains theories is like an object on which the price tag has been left.
Absent or dead, still let a friend be dear.
Act well your part, there all the honour lies.
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