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295 Famous Quotes by Alexander Pope
5/21/1688 - 5/30/1744
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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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And more than echoes talk along the walls.

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

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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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Alas! the small discredit of a bribe Scarce hurts the lawyer, but undoes the scribe.

Bribery Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Epilogue to Satire (dialogue II, l. 46)

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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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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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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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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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Envy, to which th' ignoble mind's a slave, Is emulation in the learn'd or brave.

Envy Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Essay on Man (ep. II, l. 191)

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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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He who tells a lie is not sensible of how great a task he undertakes; for he must be forced to invent twenty more to maintain that one.

Lying Quotes, by Alexander Pope

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The way of the Creative works through change and transformation, so that each thing receives its true nature and destiny and comes into permanent accord with the Great Harmony: this is what furthers and what perseveres.

Harmony Quotes, by Alexander Pope

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Here Ceres' gifts in waving prospect stand, And nodding tempt the joyful reaper's hand.

Agriculture Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Windsor Forest (l. 39)

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I have more zeal than wit.

Zeal Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Imitations of Horace (bk. II, satire VI, l. 56)

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Always do right. That will gratify some of the people and astonish the rest.

Right Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Essay on Man (ep. I, l. 289)

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By flatterers besieged And so obliging that he ne'er obliged.

Flattery Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Prologue to Satires (l. 207)

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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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And solid pudding against empty praise.

Eating Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: The Dunciad (bk. I, l. 54)

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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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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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Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends.

Dogs Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Letters to and from H. Cromwell, Esq.--Letter X

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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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An honest man's the noblest work of God.

Honesty Quotes, by Alexander Pope

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