Alexander Pope

1688 - 1744

A Quote by Alexander Pope on honor, men, merit, and praise

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

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Alexander Pope on angels, errors, lies, men, and pride

In pride, in reasoning pride, our error lies; All quit their sphere, and rush into the skies. Pride still is aiming at the blest abodes: Men would be angels, angels would be gods. Aspiring to be gods, if angels fell, Aspiring to be angels, men rebel.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Man. Epistle i. Line 123.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Alexander Pope on angels, men, and pride

Pride still is aiming at the blest abodes; Men would be angels, angels would be gods. Aspiring to be gods, if angels fell, Aspiring to be angels, men rebel.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Man

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Alexander Pope on books, extremism, fate, and men

The fate of all extremes is such Men may be read, as well as books, too much. To observations which ourselves we make, We grow more partial for th' observer's sake.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Moral Essays, 1720-1735, Epistle I, To Lord Cobham, 1734

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Alexander Pope on love

in

And love the offender, yet detest the offence.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Eloisa to Abelard, line 192.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Alexander Pope on trifle

in

At ev'ry trifle scorn to take offense.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: An Essay on Criticism, 1711, 1. 186

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Alexander Pope on thought

in

One thought of thee puts all the pomp to flight, Priests, tapers, temples, swim before my sight.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Eloisa to Abelard, 1717

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Alexander Pope

Fire in each eye and papers in each hand, They rave, recite, and madden round the land.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Alexander Pope on heaven, laws, and order

Order is Heaven's first law.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Man. Epistle iv. Line 49.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Alexander Pope on laws, nature, and order

Order is nature's first law.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: An Essay on Man

Contributed by: Zaady

Syndicate content