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295 Famous Quotes by Alexander Pope
5/21/1688 - 5/30/1744
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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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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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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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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 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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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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Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.

Boldness Quotes, by Alexander Pope

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Judges and senates have been bought for gold; Esteem and love were never to be sold.

Bribery Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Essay on Man (ep. IV, l. 187)

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Whether with Reason, or with Instinct blest, Know, all enjoy that pow'r which suits them best.

Enjoyment Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Essay on Man (ep. III, l. 79)

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Not half so swift the trembling doves can fly, When the fierce eagle cleaves the liquid sky; Not half so swiftly the fierce eagle moves, When thro' the clouds he drives the trembling doves.

Doves Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Windsor Forest (l. 185)

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Say, will the falcon, stooping from above, Smit with her varying plumage, spare the dove? Admires the jay the insect's gilded wings? Or hears the hawk when Philomela sings?

Falcons Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Essay on Man (ep. III, l. 53)

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"Live like yourself," was soon my lady's word, And lo! two puddings smok'd upon the board.

Eating Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Moral Essays (ep. III, l. 461)

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Thus unlamented pass the proud away, The gaze of fools and pageant of a day; So perish all, whose breast ne'er learn'd to glow For others' good, or melt at others' woe.

Pride Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Memory of an Unfortunate Lady (l. 4)

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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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How happy is the blameless vestal's lot! The world forgetting, by the world forgot.

Obscurity Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Eloisa to Abelard (l. 207)

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Teach me to feel another's woe, To hide the fault I see: That mercy I to others show, That mercy show to me.

Mercy Quotes, by Alexander Pope

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