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It’s your birthday…

To err is human, to forgive divine.

Hope springs eternal…

Blessed is the man who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed…

A little learning is a dangerous thing…

Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.

Wit is the lowest form of humor.

All of the above quotes, and many others, have been variously attributed over the years.
The Bible, or Oscar Wilde or Benjamin Franklin, or Shakespeare, or any number of other authors have been credited with these, and so many more.

But in fact, they are from the author whose birthday we remember on this date, Alexander Pope.

Pope has been called one of the most quoted writers in the English language.

Oh, yeah…
And he was something of a Poet, as well.

In much the same way that the Kentucky Derby is something of a horse race…



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  1. It’s been a long time since I have read anything by Alexander Pope. I guess I need to mend my ways. I was surprised that all of these quotes are by him. Thanks for an eye-opener!


  2. Just happened to be reading Pope’s “Ode On Solitude” this morning, and have been lately into his collected works. A truly fine poet and a great mind. Apparently, also, especially in his dealings with fellow writers, he was a really cantankerous S.O.B…


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