Alexander Pope

1688 - 1744

A Quote by Alexander Pope on heaven

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The light of Heaven restore; Give me to see, and Ajax asks no more.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: The Iliad, book xvii. line 730.

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on life, past, and present

For he lives twice who can at once employ The present well, and ev'n the past enjoy.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Imitation of Martial

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on abuse, chaos, confusion, errors, glory, judgment, passion, thought, truth, and world

Chaos of thought and passion, all confused; Still by himself abused or disabused; Created half to rise, and half to fall; Great lord of all things, yet a prey to all; Sole judge of truth, in endless error hurled,- The glory, jest, and riddle of the world.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Man. Epistle ii. Line 13.

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on love

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And if I lose thy love, I lose my all.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Eloisa to Abelard, 1717

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on love and memory

How vast a memory has Love!

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Sappho to Phaon, 1712

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on god, mankind, and study

Know then thyself, presume not God to scan; The proper study of mankind is man.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Man. Epistle ii. Line 1.

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on death and good

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Here am I, dying of a hundred good symptoms.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on ambition, destruction, and patriotism

The same ambition can destroy or save, And makes a patriot as it makes a knave.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on learning and style

Such labour'd nothings, in so strange a style, Amaze th' unlearn'd and make the learned smile.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Criticism. Part ii. Line 126.

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on drinking and learning

A little learning is a dang'rous thing; Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring: There shallow draughts intoxicate the brain, And drinking largely sobers us again.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Criticism. Part ii. Line 15.

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