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295 Famous Quotes by Alexander Pope
5/21/1688 - 5/30/1744
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One science only will one genius fit, So vast is art, so narrow human wit.

Proverbs Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Essay of Criticism (pt. I, l. 60)

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And not a vanity is given in vain.

Vanity Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Essay on Man (ep. II, l. 290)

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Zeal then, not charity, became the guide.

Zeal Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Essay on Man (ep. 111, l. 261)

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Who reasons wisely is not therefore wise; His pride in reasoning, not in acting lies.

Reason Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Moral Essays (ep. 1, l. 117)

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And more than echoes talk along the walls.

Echo Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Eloisa to Abelard (l. 306)

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Thus sung the shepherds till th' approach of night, The skies yet blushing with departing light, When falling dews with spangles deck'd the glade, And the low sun had lengthened every shade.

Autumn Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Pastorals--Autumn (last lines)

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Fire in each eye, and papers in each hand, They rave, recite, and madden round the land.

Oratory Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Prologue to Satires (l. 5)

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For I, who hold sage Homer's rule the best, Welcome the coming, speed the going guest.

Hospitality Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Satire II (bk. II, l. 159)

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Pleas'd to the last he crops the flowery food, And licks the hand just rais'd to shed his blood.

Fidelity Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Essay on Man (ep. I, l. 83)

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In pride, in reas'ning pride, our error lies; All quit their sphere and rush into the skies. Pride still is aiming at the bless'd abodes, Men would be angels, angels would be gods.

Pride Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Essay on Man (ep. I, l. 124)

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I choose a block of marble and chop off whatever I don't need.

Sculpture Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Second Book of Horace (ep. I, l. 146)

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The doubtful beam long nods from side to side.

Doubt Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Rape of the Lock (canto V, l. 73)

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You purchase pain with all that joy can give, And die of nothing but a rage to live.

Pain Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Moral Essays (ep. II, l. 99)

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Heaven forming each on other to depend, A master, or a servant, or a friend, Bids each on other for assistance call, Till one man's weakness grows the strength of all.

Weakness Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Essay on Man (ep. II, l. 249)

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Who dare to love their country, and be poor.

Love of country Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: On his Grotto at Twickenham

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Obliged by hunger and request of friends.

Hunger Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot--Prologue to the Satires (l. 44)

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But just disease to luxury succeeds, And ev'ry death its own avenger breeds.

Disease Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Essay on Man (ep. III, l. 165)

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Hear how the birds, on ev'ry blooming spray, With joyous musick wake the dawning day.

Birds Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Pastorals--Spring (l. 23)

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In cold December fragrant chaplets blow, And heavy harvests nod beneath the snow.

December Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: The Dunciad (bk. I, l. 77)

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And binding nature fast in fate, Left free the human will.

Will Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: The Universal Prayer (st. 3)

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Blessed is he who expects nothing for he shall never be disappointed.

Expectation Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: in a letter to Gay

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True politeness consists in being easy one's self, and in making every one about one as easy as one can.

Courtesy Quotes, by Alexander Pope

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Satire or sense, alas! Can Sporus feel? Who breaks a butterfly upon a wheel?

Satire Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Prologue to Satires (l. 307), (Sporus is Lord John Hervey)

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For her, the lilies hang their heads and die.

Lilies Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Pastorals--Autumn (l. 26)

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I am his Highness' dog at Kew; Pray tell me, sir, whose dog are you?

Dogs Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Epigrams--On the Collar of a Dog

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