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

Contributed by: Zaady

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.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Alexander Pope on love

in

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

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Contributed by: Zaady

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.

Contributed by: Zaady

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)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Alexander Pope on reason

in

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

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Alexander Pope on words

in

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

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Contributed by: Zaady

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.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Alexander Pope on life, meetings, and sacred

The meeting points the sacred hair dissever From the fair head, forever, and forever! Then flashed the living lightning from her eyes, And screams of horror rend th' affrighted skies.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: The Rape of the Lock, 1712

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Alexander Pope on life

in

The spider's touch, how exquisitely fine! Feels at each thread, and lives along the line.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Contributed by: Zaady

Syndicate content