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295 Famous Quotes by Alexander Pope
5/21/1688 - 5/30/1744
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But would you sing, and rival Orpheus' strain. The wond'ring forests soon should dance again; The moving mountains hear the powerful call. And headlong streams hand listening in their fall!

Singing Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Summer (l. 81)

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Be niggards of advice on no pretense; For the worst avarice is that of sense.

Advice Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Essay on Criticism (l. 578)

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Condemned whole years in absence to deplore, And image charms he must behold no more.

Absence Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Eloise to Abelard (l. 361)

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Then marble, soften'd into life, grew warm.

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

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Know then, unnumber'd Spirits round thee fly, The light Militia of the lower sky.

Spirits Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Rape of the Lock (I, 41)

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A long, exact, and serious comedy; In every scene some moral let it teach, And, if it can, at once both please and preach.

Acting Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Epistle to Miss Blount--With the Works of Voiture (l. 22)

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There still remains to mortify a wit The many-headed monster of the pit.

Acting Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Horace (ep. I, bk. II, l. 30)

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To wake the soul by tender strokes of art, To raise the genius, and to mend the heart; To make mankind, in conscious virtue bold, Live o'er each scene, and be what they behold-- For this the tragic Muse first trod the stage.

Acting Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Prologue to Addison's Cato (l. 1)

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Your scene precariously subsists too long, On French translation and Italian song. Dare to have sense yourselves; assert the stage; Be justly warm'd with your own native rage.

Acting Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Prologue to Addison's Cato (l. 42)

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Envy will merit as its shade pursue, But like a shadow, proves the substance true.

Envy Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Essay on Criticism (pt. II, l. 266)

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Bear, like the Turk, no brother near the throne.

Jealousy Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Prologue to the Satires (l. 197)

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All seems infected that the infected spy, As all looks yellow to the jaundiced eye.

Suspicion Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Essay on Criticism (l. 568)

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Soon as thy letters trembling I unclose, That well-known name awakens all my woes.

Post Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Eloisa to Abelard (l. 29)

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Line after line my gushing eye o'erflow, Led thro' a said variety of woe: Now warm in love, now with'ring in my bloom, Lost in a convent's solitary gloom!

Post Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Eloisa to Abelard (l. 35)

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Heav'n first taught letters for some wretch's aid, Some banish'd lover, or some captive maid.

Post Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Eloisa to Abelard (l. 51)

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We conquered France, but felt our captive's charms, Her arts victorious triumph'd o'er our arms.

Victory Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Horace

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But if We have such another victory, we are undone.

Victory Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Horace

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Bring, bring the madding Bay, the drunken wine; The creeping, dirty, courtly Ivy join.

Ivy Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: The Dunciad (bk. I, l. 303)

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Search then the ruling passion; there alone, The wild are constant, and the cunning known; The fool consistent, and the false sincere; Priests, princes, women, no dissemblers here.

Passion Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Moral Essays (ep. I, l. 174)

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And you, brave Cobham! to the latest breath Shall feel your ruling passion strong in death.

Passion Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Moral Essays (ep. I, l. 262)

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In men, we various ruling passions find; In women two almost divide the kind; Those only fix'd, they first or last obey. The love of pleasure, and the love of sway.

Passion Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Moral Essays (ep. II, l. 207)

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The ruling passion, be it what it will, The ruling passion conquers reason still.

Passion Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Moral Essays (ep. III, l. 153)

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How index-learning turns no student pale, Yet holds the eel of science by the tale.

Science Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: The Dunciad (bk. I, l. 279)

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One science only will one genius fit, So vast is art, so narrow human wit.

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

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The starving chemist in his golden views Supremely blest.

Alchemy Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Essay on Man (ep. II, l. 269)

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