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295 Famous Quotes by Alexander Pope
5/21/1688 - 5/30/1744
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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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Here files of pins extend their shining rows, Puffs, powders, patches, bibles, billet-doux.

Vanity Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Rape of the Lock (canto I, l. 137)

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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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The difference is as great between The optics seeing as the objects seen. All manners take a tincture from our own; Or come discolor'd through out passions shown; Or fancy's beam enlarges, multiplies, Contracts, inverts, and gives ten thousand dyes.

Fancy Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Moral Essays (ep. I, l. 31)

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The hungry judges soon the sentence sign, And wretches hang that jurymen may dine.

Judges Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Rape of the Lock (canto III, l. 21)

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Who would not praise Patrico's high desert, His hand unstain'd, his uncorrupted heart, His comprehensive head? all interests weigh'd, All Europe sav'd, yet Britain not betray'd.

Statesmanship Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Moral Essays (ep. I, l. 82)

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