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alexander pope Quotes

The bookful blockhead, ignorantly read, With loads of learned lumber in his head.
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— Alexander Pope
And, after all, what is a lie? 'Tis but the truth in a masquerade.
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— Alexander Pope
How prone to doubt, how cautious are the wise!
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— Alexander Pope
For modes of faith let graceless zealots fight, His can't be wrong whose life is in the right.
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— Alexander Pope
Satan is wiser now than before, and tempts by making rich instead of poor.
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— Alexander Pope
In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
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— Alexander Pope
A cherub's face, a reptile all the rest.
— Alexander Pope
Women use lovers as they do cards; they play with them a while, and when they have got all they can by them, throw them away, call for new ones, and then perhaps lose by the new all they got by the old ones.
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— Alexander Pope
If, presume not to God to scan; The proper study of Mankind is Man. Plac'd on this isthmus of a middle state, a being darkly wise, and rudely great.
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— Alexander Pope
Of all the causes which conspire to blind Man's erring judgement, and misguide the mind, What the weak head with strongest bias rules, Is PRIDE, the never-failing vice of fools.
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— Alexander Pope
Lo, what huge heaps of littleness around!
— Alexander Pope
Blessed is the man who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed was the ninth beatitude.
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— Alexander Pope
All are but parts of one stupendous whole, Whose body Nature is, and God the soul.
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— Alexander Pope
On life's vast ocean diversely we sail. Reasons the card, but passion the gale.
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— Alexander Pope
He best can paint them who shall feel them most.
— Alexander Pope
Some people will never learn anything, for this reason, because they understand everything too soon.
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— Alexander Pope
Then, at the last and only couplet fraught With some unmeaning thing they call a thought, A needless Alexandrine ends the song, That, like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along.
tags: thoughts song
— Alexander Pope
In faith and hope the world will disagree, but all mankind's concern is charity.
tags: world mankind charity faith hope
— Alexander Pope
Strength of mind is exercise, not rest.
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— Alexander Pope
Act well your part, there all the honour lies.
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— Alexander Pope
O peace! how many wars were waged in thy name.
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— Alexander Pope
No one should be ashamed to admit they are wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that they are wiser today than they were yesterday.
tags: wrong saying
— Alexander Pope
For what I have publish'd, I can only hope to be pardon'd; but for what I have burned, I deserve to be prais'd.
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— Alexander Pope
To be angry is to revenge the faults of others on ourselves.
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— Alexander Pope
Teach me to feel another's woe, to hide the fault I see, that mercy I to others show, that mercy show to me.
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— Alexander Pope
To err is human; to forgive, divine.
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— Alexander Pope
Great oaks grow from little acorns. He has a green thumb. He has green fingers. He's sowing his wild oats. Here Ceres' gifts in waving prospect stand, And nodding tempt the joyful reaper's hand.
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— Alexander Pope
True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, as those who move easiest have learned to dance.
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— Alexander Pope
Genius creates, and taste preserves. Taste is the good sense of genius; without taste, genius is only sublime folly.
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— Alexander Pope
Love, free as air, at sight of human ties,Spreads his light wings, and in a moment flies.
tags: human moment wings
— Alexander Pope
Praise undeserved, is satire in disguise.
tags: satire praise
— Alexander Pope
Fools admire, but men of sense approve.
tags: men fools
— Alexander Pope
Hope springs eternal in the human breast: Man never is, but always To be Blest.
tags: men human hope
— Alexander Pope
A little learning is a dangerous thing; drink of it deeply, or taste it not, for shallow thoughts intoxicate the brain, and drinking deeply sobers us again.
tags: thoughts brain drinking learning dangerous
— Alexander Pope
How vast a memory has Love!
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— Alexander Pope
Lulled in the countless chambers of the brain, our thoughts are linked by many a hidden chain; awake but one, and in, what myriads rise!
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— Alexander Pope
Wine lets no lover unrewarded go.
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— Alexander Pope
Envy will merit as its shade pursue, But like a shadow, proves the substance true.
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— Alexander Pope
Who dare to love their country, and be poor.
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— Alexander Pope
As the twig is bent, so grows the tree.
— Alexander Pope
alexander pope
Birth    : May 21, 1688
Death  : May 30, 1744
Occupation  : Poet