Truth Needs No Flowers Of Speech. -- Alexander Pope
Truth needs no flowers of speech.
-- Alexander Pope
Gentle of speech, beneficent of mind.
-- Alexander Pope (1688-1744) -- The Odyssey of Homer, Book iv, Line 917...
Persuasive speech, and more persuasive sighs, Silence that spoke, and eloquence of eyes.
-- Alexander Pope (1688-1744) -- The Iliad of Homer, Book xiv, Line 251...
Know then this truth (enough for man to know),-- "Virtue alone is happiness below.
-- Alexander Pope (1688-1744) -- Essay on Man, Epistle iv, Line 309...
That not in fancy's maze he wander'd long, But stoop'd to truth, and moraliz'd his song.
-- Alexander Pope (1688-1744) -- Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot, Prologue to the Satires, Line 340...
Poetic Justice, with her lifted scale, Where in nice balance truth with gold she weighs, And solid pudding against empty praise.
-- Alexander Pope (1688-1744) -- The Dunciad, Book i, Line 52...
Urge him with truth to frame his fair replies; And sure he will
for Wisdom never lies. -- Alexander Pope (1688-1744) -- The Odyssey of Homer, Book iii, Line 25...
A bee is not a busier animal than a blockhead. -- Alexander Pope
Is not absence death to those who love? -- Alexander Pope
Vice is a monster of so frightful mien, As to be hated needs but to be see
Yet seen too oft, familiar with her face, We first endure, then pity, then embrace....