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Basketball Rule #5
When
you stop
playing
your game
you've already
lost.


Kwame Alexander

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ALEXANDER POPE
There are, to whom my satire seems too bold; Scarce to wise Peter complaisant enough, And some...
ALEXANDER POPE
Labor is the fruit of civilization, not the basis of it.
ALEXANDER CRUMMELL
When a machine begins to run without human aid, it is time to scrap it - whether it be a factory or ...
ALEXANDER CHASE
Envy, to which th' ignoble mind's a slave, Is emulation in the learn'd or brave.
ALEXANDER POPE
False happiness is like false money; it passes for a long time as well as the true, and serves some ...
ALEXANDER POPE
The greatest advantage I know of being thought a wit by the world is that it gives me the greater fr...
ALEXANDER POPE
The great fish [eat] the small.
ALEXANDER BARCLAY
A nation which can prefer disgrace to danger is prepared for a master, and deserves one.
ALEXANDER HAMILTON
All human wisdom is summed up in two words; wait and hope.
ALEXANDER DUMAS
I have no need of your God-damned sympathy. I only wish to be entertained by some of your grosser r...
ALEXANDER WOOLLCOTT
For I, who hold sage Homer's rule the best, Welcome the coming, speed the going guest.
ALEXANDER POPE
The general cry is against ingratitude, but the complaint is misplaced, it should be against vanity;...
ALEXANDER POPE
In the worst inn's worst room, with mat half hung.
ALEXANDER POPE
But honest instinct comes a volunteer; Sure never to o'er-shoot, but just to hit, While still ...
ALEXANDER POPE
Is it for thee the linnet pours his throat? Loves of his own, and raptures swell the note.
ALEXANDER POPE
Who sees pale Mammom pine amidst his store, Sees but a backward steward for the poor.
ALEXANDER POPE
Charm strikes the sight, but merit wins the soul.
ALEXANDER POPE
Party is the madness of many, for the gains of a few.
ALEXANDER POPE
Next o'er his books his eyes began to roll, In pleasing memory of all he stole; How here he si...
ALEXANDER POPE
Soon as thy letters trembling I unclose, That well-known name awakens all my woes.
ALEXANDER POPE
The saddest thing that befalls a soul is when it loses faith in God and woman.
ALEXANDER SMITH
A man's real possession is his memory. In nothing else is he rich, in nothing else is he poor.
ALEXANDER SMITH
I go into my library and all history unrolls before me.
ALEXANDER SMITH
Christmas is the day that holds all time together.
ALEXANDER SMITH
It may be that which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet,' but I should be loa...
ALEXANDER HENRY
Why has government been instituted at all? Because the passions of man will not conform to the dicta...
ALEXANDER HAMILTON
Let us recollect that peace or war will not always be left to our option; that however moderate or u...
ALEXANDER HAMILTON
Constitutions should consist only of general provisions; the reason is that they must necessarily be...
ALEXANDER HAMILTON
And die of nothing but a rage to live.
ALEXANDER POPE
Act well your part, there all the honour lies.
ALEXANDER POPE
The greatest magnifying glasses in the world are a man's own eyes when they look upon his own pe...
ALEXANDER POPE
Teach me to feel another's woe, to hide the fault I see, that mercy I to others show, that mercy...
ALEXANDER POPE
Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
ALEXANDER POPE
The modern individual is committed to being successful, not to being a person. He belongs rightly to...
ALEXANDER LOWEN
To all general purposes we have uniformly been one people, each individual citizen everywhere enjoyi...
ALEXANDER HAMILTON
For a long time I was looking for my perfect equilibrium, my mojo. And now I think I'm getting t...
ALEXANDER MCQUEEN
Give me time and I'll give you a revolution.
ALEXANDER MCQUEEN
England in the late 1940s was famously grim. As I remember it, London back then was a very dirty pla...
ALEXANDER COCKBURN
Such a wife as I want... must be young, handsome I lay most stress upon a good shape, sensible a lit...
ALEXANDER HAMILTON
Sooner or later, I need to begin to do what any candidate does in a presidential race; I need to beg...
LAMAR ALEXANDER
President Bush and I had asked Congress to appropriate a half-billion dollars to school vouchers. We...
LAMAR ALEXANDER