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295 Famous Quotes by Alexander Pope
5/21/1688 - 5/30/1744
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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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Accept a miracle; instead of wit,-- See two dull lines by Stanhope's pencil writ.

Miracles Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: to Lord Chesterfield on using his pencil, according to John Taylor in "Records of My Life"

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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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Where round some mould'ring tow'r pale ivy creeps, And low-brow'd rocks hang nodding o'er the deeps.

Ivy Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Eloisa to Abelard (l. 243)

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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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Pretty! in amber to observe the forms Of hairs, of straws, or dirt, or grubs, or worms! The things, we know, are neither rich nor rare, But wonder how the devil they got there.

Wonders Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Prologue to the Satires (l. 169)

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And bear about the mockery of woe To midnight dances and the public show.

Misery Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: To the Memory of an Unfortunate Lady (l. 57)

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In Faith and Hope the world will disagree, But all mankind's concern is charity.

Charity Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Essay on Man (ep. III, l. 307)

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