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295 Famous Quotes by Alexander Pope
5/21/1688 - 5/30/1744
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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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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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See the wild Waste of all-devouring years! How Rome her own sad Sepulchre appears, With nodding arches, broken temples spread! The very Tombs now vanish'd like their dead!

Rome Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Moral Essays--Epistle to Addison

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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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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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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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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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And little eagles wave their wings in gold.

Eagles Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Moral Essays--Epistle to Addison (l. 30)

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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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For fools admire, but me of sense approve.

Admiration Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Essay on Criticism (l. 391)

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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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Choose a firm cloud before it fall, and in it Catch, ere she change, the Cynthia of this minute.

Clouds Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Moral Essays (ep. 2, l. 19)

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From hyperborean skies Embodied dark, what clouds of vandals rise.

Sky Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: The Dunciad (III, l. 85)

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Never elated when someone's oppressed, never dejected when another one's blessed.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Alexander Pope

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No silver saints, by dying misers giv'n, Here brib'd the rage of ill-requited heav'n; But such plain roofs as Piety could raise, And only vocal with the Maker's praise.

Churches Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Eloisa to Abelard (l. 137)

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Next o'er his books his eyes began to roll, In pleasing memory of all he stole; How here he sipp'd, how there he plunder'd snug, And suck'd all o'er like an industrious bug.

Plagiarism Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: The Dunciad (bk. I, l. 127)

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