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5/21/1688 - 5/30/1744
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The vulgar boil, the learned roast, an egg.

Cookery Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Satires--Horace (epistle II, bk. II, l. 85)

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So modern 'pothecaries, taught the art By doctor's bills to play the doctor's part, Bold in the practice of mistaken rules, Prescribe, apply, and call their masters fools.

Medicine Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Essay on Criticism (l. 108)

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Learn from the beasts the physic of the field.

Medicine Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Essay on Man (ep. III, l. 174)

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Who shall decide when doctors disagree, And soundest casuists doubt, like you and me?

Medicine Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Moral Essays (ep. III)

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Banished the doctor, and expell'd the friend.

Medicine Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Moral Essays (ep. III, l. 330)

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As man, perhaps, the moment of his breath, Receives the lurking principle of death, The younger disease, that must subdue at length, Grows with his growth, and strengthens with his strength.

Disease Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Essay on Man (ep. II, l. 133)

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It is part of the cure to wish to be cured. [Lat., Pars sanitatis velle sanari fruit.]

Health Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Essay on Man (ep. IV, l.81)

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Ask you what provocation I have had? The strong antipathy of good to bad.

Cause Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Epilogue to Satires (dialogue 2, l. 205)

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To err is human, to forgive, divine.

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

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Good-nature and good-sense must ever join; To err is human, to forgive, divine.

Forgiveness Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Essay on Criticism (l. 522)

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Thee too, my Paridel! she mark'd thee there, Stretch'd on the rack of a too easy chair, And heard thy everlasting yarn confess The Pains and Penalties of Idleness.

Idleness Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: The Dunciad (bk. IV, l. 341)

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And each blasphemer quite escape the rod, Because the insult's not on man, but God?

Swearing Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Epilogue to Satires (dialogue II, l. 199)

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How glowing guilt exalts the keen delight!

Guilt Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Eloisa to Abelard (l. 230)

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At length corruption, like a general flood (So long by watchful ministers withstood), Shall deluge all; and avarice, creeping on, Spread like a low-born mist, and blot the sun.

Corruption Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Moral Essays (ep. III, l. 135)

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The glorious fault of angels and of gods.

Faults Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: To the Memory of an Unfortunate Lady (l. 14)

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How shall I lose the sin yet keep the sense, And love th' offender, yet detest the offence?

Sin Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Eloise to Abelard (l. 191)

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But Satan now is wiser than of yore, And tempts by making rich, not making poor.

Temptation Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Moral Essays (ep. III, l. 351)

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Virtue, I grant you, is an empty boast; But shall the dignity of vice be lost?

Vice Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Epilogue to Satires (dialogue I)

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Vice is a monster of so frightful mien, As to be hated need but to be seen; Yet seen too oft, familiar with her face, We first endure, then pity, then embrace.

Vice Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Essay on Man (ep. II, l. 217)

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The heart resolves this matter in a trice, "Men only feel the smart, but not the vice."

Vice Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Horace (bk. II, ep. II, l. 216)

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Calm, thinking villains, whom no faith could fix, Of crooked counsels and dark politics.

Villainy Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Temple of Fame (l. 410)

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Destroy his fib, or sophistry--in vain! The creature's at his dirty work again.

Wickedness Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Prologue to the Satires (l. 91)

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I was not born for Courts or great affairs; I pay my debts, believe, and say my pray'rs.

Humility Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Prologue to Satires (l. 268)

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The longer I live the more I see that I am never wrong about anything, and that all the pains that I have so humbly taken to verify my notions have only wasted my time.

Humility Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Prologue to Satires (l. 268)

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We are ashamed of everything that is real about us; ashamed of ourselves, of our relatives, of our incomes, of our accents, of our opinions, of our experience, just as we are ashamed of our naked skins.

Humility Quotes, by Alexander Pope , Source: Prologue to Satires (l. 268)

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