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295 Famous Quotes by Alexander Pope
5/21/1688 - 5/30/1744
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Destroy all creatures for thy sport or gust, Yet cry, if man's unhappy, God's unjust.

Providence Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Essay on Man (ep. I, l. 117)

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Who finds not Providence all good and wise, Alike in what it gives, and what denies.

Providence Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Essay on Man (ep. I, l. 205)

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Warms in the sun, refreshes in the breeze, Glows in the stars, and blossoms in the trees.

Providence Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Essay on Man (ep. I, l. 271)

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Who sees with equal eye, as God of all, A hero perish, or a sparrow fall, Atoms or systems into ruin hurl'd, And now a bubble burst, and now a world.

Providence Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Essay on Man (ep. I, l. 87)

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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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With him most authors steal their works, or buy; Garth did not write his own Dispensary.

Plagiarism Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Essay on Criticism (l. 618)

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Fear not the anger of the wise to raise; Those best can fear reproof who merit praise.

Anger Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Essay on Criticism (l. 582)

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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.

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

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There are, to whom my satire seems too bold; Scarce to wise Peter complaisant enough, And something said of Chartres much too rough.

Satire Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Second Book of Horace (satire I, l. 2)

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Satire's my weapon, but I'm too discreet To run amuck and tilt at all I meet.

Satire Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Second Book of Horace (satire I, l. 71)

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Get place and wealth, if possible, with grace; If not, by any means get wealth and place.

Wealth Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Epistles of Horace (ep. I, bk. I, l. 103)

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What riches give us let us then inquire: Meat, fire, and clothes. What more? Meat, clothes, and fire. Is this too little?

Wealth Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Moral Essays (ep. III, l. 79)

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Wealth is the product of man's capacity to think.

Wealth Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Moral Essays (ep. III, l. 79)

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What nature wants, commodious gold bestows; 'Tis thus we cut the bread another sows.

Gold Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Moral Essay (ep. III, l. 21)

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Who sees pale Mammom pine amidst his store, Sees but a backward steward for the poor.

Mammon Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Moral Essays (ep. III, l. 171)

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'Tis strange the miser should his cares employ To gain those riches he can ne'er enjoy; Is it less strange the prodigal should waste His wealth to purchase what he ne'er can taste?

Misers Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Moral Essays (ep. IV, l. 1)

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Ye flowers that drop, forsaken by the spring, Ye birds that, left by summer, cease to sing, Ye trees that fade, when Autumn heats remove, Say, is not absence death to those who love?

Autumn Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Pastorals--Autumn (l. 27)

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Like Cato, give his little senate laws, And sit attentive to his own applause.

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

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Soft is the strain when zephyr gently blows.

Zephyrs Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Essay on Criticism (pt. II, l. 366)

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Lull'd by soft zephyrs thro' the broken pane.

Zephyrs Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Prologue to Satires (l. 42)

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And soften'd sounds along the waters die: Smooth flow the waves, the zephyrs gently play.

Zephyrs Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Rape of the Lock (canto II, l. 50)

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Soft o'er the shrouds aerial whispers breathe, That seemed but zephyrs to the train beneath.

Zephyrs Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Rape of the Lock (canto II, l. 58)

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The balmy zephyrs, silent since her death, Lament the ceasing of a sweeter breath.

Zephyrs Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Winter (l. 45)

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Divert her eyes with pictures in the fire.

Fire Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Epistle to Mrs. Teresa Blount, on her leaving the Town after the Coronation

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Thus let me live, unseen, unknown, Thus unlamented let me die; Steal from the world, and not a stone Tell where I lie.

Obscurity Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Ode on Solitude

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