Alexander Pope

1688 - 1744

A Quote by Alexander Pope on church, music, and words

Some to church repair, Not for the doctrine, but the music there. These equal syllables alone require, Though oft the ear the open vowels tire; While expletives their feeble aid to join, And ten low words oft creep in one dull line.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Criticism. Part ii. Line 142.

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on madness and spirit

Party-spirit, which at best is but the madness of many for the gain of a few.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Letter to E. Blount, August 27, 1714

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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)

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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

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on love

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And love the offender, yet detest the offence.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Eloisa to Abelard, line 192.

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on trifle

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At ev'ry trifle scorn to take offense.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

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

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on thought

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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

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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)

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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.

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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

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