Alexander Pope

1688 - 1744

A Quote by Alexander Pope

But when to mischief mortals bend their will, How soon they find fit instruments of ill!

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: The Rape of the Lock, 1712

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A Quote by Alexander Pope

And mistress of herself, though china fall.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

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

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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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A Quote by Alexander Pope on hunger and judgment

The hungry judges soon the sentence sign, And wretches hang that jurymen may dine.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: The Rape of the Lock. Canto iii. Line 21.

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on faults and mercy

Teach me to feel another's woe, To hide the fault I see; That mercy I to others show, That mercy show to me.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: The Universal Prayer

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on mathematics, mountains, mystery, philosophy, and truth

See skulking Truth to her old cavern fled, Mountains of Casuistry heap'd o'er her head! Philosophy, that lean'd on Heav'n before, Shrinks to her second cause, and is no more. Physic of Metaphysic begs defence, And Metaphysic calls for aid on Sense! See Mystery to Mathematics fly!

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: J. R. Newman (ed.) The World of Mathematics, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1956.

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on passion and rest

And hence one master-passion in the breast, Like Aaron's serpent, swallows up the rest.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Man. Epistle ii. Line 131.

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A Quote by Alexander Pope

Lulled in the countless chambers of the brain, our thoughts are linked by many a hidden chain; awake but one, and in, what myriads rise!

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on kindness, love, men, pleasure, and women

In men, we various ruling passions find; In women, two almost divide the kind Those, only fixed, they first or last obey, The love of pleasure, and the love of sway.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

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

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on business, heart, men, pleasure, and women

Men, some to business, some to pleasure take; But every woman is at heart a rake.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

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

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