Alexander Pope

1688 - 1744

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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A Quote by Alexander Pope on belief and justice

'Tis with our judgments as our watches,-none Go just alike, yet each believes his own.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Criticism. Part i. Line 9. 1711

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A Quote by Alexander Pope

Oh name forever sad! forever dear! Still breathed in sighs, still ushered with a tear.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Eloisa to Abelard, 1717

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on people

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It is with narrow-souled people as with narrow-necked bottles; the less they have in them, the more noise they make in pouring out.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on art, belief, genius, imitation, nature, observation, people, study, and understanding

I believe it is no wrong Observation, that Persons of Genius, and those who are most capable of Art, are always fond of Nature, as such are chiefly sensible, that all Art consists in the Imitation and Study of Nature. On the contrary, People of the common Level of Understanding are principally delighted with the Little Niceties and Fantastical Operations of Art, and constantly think that finest which is least Natural.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on art, chance, clarity, direction, evil, good, harmony, nature, pride, reason, truth, and understanding

All nature is but art, unknown to thee; All chance, direction, which thou canst not see; All discord, harmony not understood; All partial evil, universal good; And spite of pride, in erring reason's spite, One truth is clear, Whatever is, is right.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Man. Epistle i. Line 289.

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on god, nature, privacy, and slavery

Slave to no sect, who takes no private road, But looks through Nature up to Nature's God.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Man, epistle iv. line 331.

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

Nature and Nature's laws lay hid in Night, God said, Let Newton be! And all was Light.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on acting, bravery, death, lies, pride, and slavery

Who combats bravely is not therefore brave, He dreads a death-bed like the meanest slave: Who reasons wisely is not therefore wise,- His pride in reasoning, not in acting lies.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Moral Essays. Epistle i. Line 115.

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on brides, chastity, and husbands

Chaste to her husband, frank to all beside, A teeming mistress, but a barren bride.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Moral Essays, 1720-1735, Epistle II, To Mrs. M. Blount, 1735

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