Alexander Pope

1688 - 1744

A Quote by Alexander Pope on atoms, god, heroism, and world

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.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Man. Epistle i. Line 87.

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on reason

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Why has not man a microscopic eye? For this plain reason: man is not a fly.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on words

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Words are like leaves; and where they most abound, Much fruit of sense beneath is rarely found.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on errors and sharing

If to her share some female errors fall, Look on her face, and you'll forget them all.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: The Rape of the Lock. Canto ii. Line 17.

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on divinity and forgiveness

To err is human, to forgive, divine.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: An Essay on Criticism. Part ii. Line 325.

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on love

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

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on charity, concern, faith, government, hope, life, mankind, and world

For forms of government let fools contest; Whate'er is best administer'd is best. For modes of faith let graceless zealots fight; His can't be wrong whose life is in the right. In faith and hope the world will disagree, But all mankind's concern is charity.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Man. Epistle iii. Line 303.

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on art, genius, imitation, nature, and study

Persons of genius, and those who are most capable of art, are always most fond of nature: as such are chiefly sensible, that all art consists in the imitation and study of nature.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on yielding

Together let us beat this ample field, Try what the open, what the covert yield.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Man. Epistle i. Line 9.

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on fear and understanding

Truths would you teach, or save a sinking land? All fear, none aid you, and few understand.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Man. Epistle iv. Line 261.

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