Alexander Pope Quotes

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'Tis education forms the common mind; just as the twig is bent the tree's inclined.
— Alexander Pope

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'Tis not enough your counsel still be true; Blunt truths more mischief than nice falsehoods do.

Alexander Pope

A brain of feathers, and a heart of lead.

Alexander Pope

A cherub's face, a reptile all the rest.

Alexander Pope

A God without dominion, providence, and final causes, is nothing else but fate and nature.

Alexander Pope

A little learning is a dangerous thing; Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring.

Alexander Pope

A person who is too nice an observer of the business of the crowd, like one who is too curious in observing the labor of bees, will often be stung for his curiosity.

Alexander Pope

A wit with dunces, and a dunce with wits.

Alexander Pope

A work of art that contains theories is like an object on which the price tag has been left.

Alexander Pope

Act well your part, there all the honour lies.

Alexander Pope

All are but parts of one stupendous whole, Whose body Nature is, and God the soul.

Alexander Pope

All nature is but art unknown to thee.

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An honest man's the noblest work of God.

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And all who told it added something new, and all who heard it, made enlargements too.

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And die of nothing but a rage to live.

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And, after all, what is a lie? 'Tis but the truth in a masquerade.

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At ev'ry word a reputation dies.

Alexander Pope

Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.

Alexander Pope

Beauties in vain their pretty eyes may roll; charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul.

Alexander Pope

Behold the child, by Nature's kindly law pleased with a rattle, tickled with a straw.

Alexander Pope

Blessed is the man who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed was the ninth beatitude.

Alexander Pope

But blind to former as to future fate, what mortal knows his pre-existent state?

Alexander Pope

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

Alexander Pope

Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul.

Alexander Pope

Education forms the common mind. Just as the twig is bent, the tree's inclined.

Alexander Pope

Extremes in nature equal ends produce; In man they join to some mysterious use.

Alexander Pope

Fondly we think we honor merit then, When we but praise ourselves in other men.

Alexander Pope

Fools admire, but men of sense approve.

Alexander Pope

Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.

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For fools rush in where angels fear to tread.

Alexander Pope

For Forms of Government let fools contest; whatever is best administered is best.

Alexander Pope

For modes of faith let graceless zealots fight, His can't be wrong whose life is in the right.

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Genius creates, and taste preserves. Taste is the good sense of genius; without taste, genius is only sublime folly.

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Gentle dullness ever loves a joke.

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

Alexander Pope

Happy the man whose wish and care a few paternal acres bound, content to breathe his native air in his own ground.

Alexander Pope

Health consists with temperance alone.

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Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends.

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Honor and shame from no condition rise. Act well your part: there all the honor lies.

Alexander Pope

Hope springs eternal in the human breast: Man never is, but always To be Blest.

Alexander Pope

Hope travels through, nor quits us when we die.

Alexander Pope

How happy is the blameless vestal's lot? The world forgetting, by the world forgot.

Alexander Pope

How prone to doubt, how cautious are the wise!

Alexander Pope

How shall I lose the sin, yet keep the sense, and love the offender, yet detest the offence?

Alexander Pope

I find myself hoping a total end of all the unhappy divisions of mankind by party-spirit, which at best is but the madness of many for the gain of a few.

Alexander Pope

If a man's character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.

Alexander Pope

In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.

Alexander Pope

Is pride, the never-failing vice of fools.

Alexander Pope

Know then this truth, enough for man to know virtue alone is happiness below.

Alexander Pope

Know then thyself, presume not God to scan; The proper study of mankind is man.

Alexander Pope

'Tis education forms the common mind; just as the twig is bent the tree's inclined.

Alexander Pope