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295 Famous Quotes by Alexander Pope
5/21/1688 - 5/30/1744
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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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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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For fools admire, but me of sense approve.

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

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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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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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No more the mounting larks, while Daphne sings, Shall, list'ning, in mid-air suspend their wings.

Larks Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Pastorals--Winter (l. 53)

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A bachelor is one who enjoys the chase but does not eat the game.

Bachelors Quotes, by Alexander Pope

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False happiness is like false money; it passes for a long time as well as the true, and serves some ordinary occasions; but when it is brought to the touch, we find the lightness and alloy, and feel the loss.

Emotions Quotes, by Alexander Pope

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Wit is the lowest form of humor.

Wit Quotes, by Alexander Pope

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To err is human, to forgive, divine.

Proverbs Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Essay on Criticism

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

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

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Men would be angels, angels would be gods.

Proverbs Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Essay on Man (ep. I, l. 126)

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Hope springs eternal in the human breast, Man never is, but always to be blest.

Proverbs Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Essay on Man (ep. I, l. 95)

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Chaos of thought and passion all confused.

Proverbs Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Essay on Man (ep. II, l. 13)

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Manners with Fortunes, Humours turn with Climes, Tenets with Books, and Principles with Times.

Proverbs Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Moral Essays (ep. I, pt. II)

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