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295 Famous Quotes by Alexander Pope
5/21/1688 - 5/30/1744
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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