In short, no pattern is an isolated entity. Each pattern can exist in the world only to the extent that is supported by other patterns: the larger patterns in which it is embedded, the patterns of the same size that surround it, and the smaller patterns which are embedded in it.


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How index-learning turns no student pale, Yet holds the eel of science by the tale.
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Reason, however able, cool at best, Cares not for service, or but serves when prest, Stays til...
ALEXANDER POPE
Say first, of God above or man below, What can we reason but from what we know?
ALEXANDER POPE
We may eventually come to realize that chastity is no more a virtue than malnutrition.
ALEXANDER COMFORT
My two favorite movies are 'Coming to America' and 'Boomerang'.
SHAUN ALEXANDER
A man should never be ashamed to own that he is wrong, which is but saying in other words that he is...
ALEXANDER POPE
Lely on animated canvas stole The sleepy eye, that spoke the melting soul.
ALEXANDER POPE
He best can paint them who shall feel them most.
ALEXANDER POPE
Wretches hang that jurymen may dine.
ALEXANDER POPE
If, presume not to God to scan; The proper study of Mankind is Man. Plac'd on this isthmus of a midd...
ALEXANDER POPE
But if We have such another victory, we are undone.
ALEXANDER POPE
The heart resolves this matter in a trice, "Men only feel the smart, but not the vice."
ALEXANDER POPE
Virtue, I grant you, is an empty boast; But shall the dignity of vice be lost?
ALEXANDER POPE
Wealth is the product of man's capacity to think.
ALEXANDER POPE
What riches give us let us then inquire: Meat, fire, and clothes. What more? Meat, clothes, and ...
ALEXANDER POPE
Get place and wealth, if possible, with grace; If not, by any means get wealth and place.
ALEXANDER POPE
One science only will one genius fit; so vast is art, so narrow human wit.
ALEXANDER POPE
When I was training, I trained with my younger brother Brady. I would wrestle some of my friends, wh...
JAIMIE ALEXANDER
Zeal is very blind, or badly regulated, when it encroaches upon the rights of others.
ALEXANDER POPE
Poets heap virtues, painters gems, at will, And show their zeal, and hide their want of skill.
ALEXANDER POPE
But Satan now is wiser than of yore, and tempts by making rich, not making poor.
ALEXANDER POPE
Know then this truth, enough for man to know virtue alone is happiness below.
ALEXANDER POPE
Life has taught me to think, but thinking has not taught me to live.
ALEXANDER HERZEN
Most women have no characters at all.
ALEXANDER POPE
Learn to live well, or fairly make your will;
you played, and loved, and ate, and drunk your fil...
ALEXANDER POPE
All great art, and today all great artlessness, must appear extreme to the mass of men, as we know t...
ALEXANDER TROCCHI
Most authors steal their works, or buy.
ALEXANDER POPE
Why did I write? What sin to me unknown dipped me in ink, my parents , or my own?
ALEXANDER POPE
True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, as those move easiest who have learned to dance. 'T...
ALEXANDER POPE
Fix'd like a plan on his peculiar spot, to draw nutrition, propagate, and rot.
ALEXANDER POPE
Here, sir, the people govern; here they act by their immediate representatives.
ALEXANDER HAMILTON
The system is the best that the present views and circumstances of the country will permit.
ALEXANDER HAMILTON
The bookful blockhead ignorantly read,
With loads of learned lumber in his head,
With his own ...
ALEXANDER POPE
I find myself... hoping a total end of all the unhappy divisions of mankind by party-spirit, which a...
ALEXANDER POPE
They dream in courtship, but in wedlock wake.
ALEXANDER POPE
Know then thyself; presume not God to scan; The proper study of mankind is man.
ALEXANDER POPE
'Tis with our judgments as our watches, none Go just alike, yet each believes his own.
ALEXANDER POPE
Bear, like the Turk, no brother near the throne.
ALEXANDER POPE
We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philoso...
ALEXANDER POPE
Behold the child, by nature's kindly law, pleased with a rattle, tickled with a straw.
ALEXANDER POPE