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295 Famous Quotes by Alexander Pope
5/21/1688 - 5/30/1744
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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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Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer, And without sneering teach the rest to sneer; Willing to wound, and yet afraid to strike, Just hint a fault, and hesitate dislike; Alike reserv'd to blame, or to commend, A tim'rous foe, and a suspicious friend.

Proverbs Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Prologue to Satires (l. 201)

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So obliging that he ne'er obliged.

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

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No creature smarts so little as a fool.

Proverbs Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Prologue to Satires (l. 84)

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One murder made a villain, Millions a hero.

Proverbs Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Prologue to Satires (l. 84)

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He that fights and runs away, Will live to fight another day; For he that runs may fight again, Which he can never do that's slain. Deeper to wound she shuns the fight; She drops her arms, to gain the field: Secures her conquest by her flight: And triumphs when she seems to yield.

Proverbs Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Prologue to Satires (l. 84)

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Love and life are for to-day.

Proverbs Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Prologue to Satires (l. 84)

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Love, well thou know'st no partnership allows, Cupid averse rejects divided vows.

Proverbs Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Prologue to Satires (l. 84)

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Such as she is, who died to-day, Such thou alas! mayst be to-morrow.

Proverbs Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Prologue to Satires (l. 84)

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To John I owed great obligation: But John unhandsomely thought fit To publish it to all the nation; Sure John and I are more than quit.

Proverbs Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Prologue to Satires (l. 84)

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Yet still a sad, good Christian at the heart.

Christianity Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Moral Essay (ep. II, l. 68)

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'Tis with our judgments as our watches, none Go just alike, yet each believes his own.

Judgment Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Essay on Criticism (l. 9)

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The blest to-day is as completely so, As who began a thousand years ago.

Blessings Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Essay on Man (ep. I, l. 75)

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Grows with his growth, and strengthens with his strength.

Growth Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Essay on Man (ep. II, l. 136)

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'Tis thus the mercury of man is fix'd, Strong grows the virtue with his nature mix'd.

Growth Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Essay on Man (ep. II, l. 178)

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Where London's column, pointing at the skies, Like a tall bully, lifts the head and lies.

Monuments Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Moral Essays (ep. III, l. 339)

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What beck'ning ghost along the moonlight shade Invites my steps, and points to yonder glade?

Apparitions Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Elegy to the Memory of an Unfortunate Lady (l. 1)

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Who pants for glory, finds but short repose; A breath revives him, or a breath o'erthrows.

Glory Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Second Book of Horace (ep. I, l. 300)

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Such labour'd nothings, in so strange a style. Amaze th' learn'd, and make the learned smile.

Style Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Essay of Criticism (pt. II, l. 126)

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Expression is the dress of thought, and still Appears more decent as more suitable; A vile conceit in pompous words express'd, Is like a clown in regal purple dress'd.

Style Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Essay on Criticism (l. 318)

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Constant at Church and 'Change; his gains were sure; His givings rare, save farthings to the poor.

Hypocrisy Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Moral Essays (ep. III, l. 347)

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When at the close of each sad, sorrowing day, Fancy restores what vengeance snatch'd away.

Fancy Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Eloisa to Abelard (l. 225)

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