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 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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A Quote by Alexander Pope on body, home, and wit

You beat your Pate, and fancy Wit will come: Knock as you please, there's no body at home.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

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A Quote by Alexander Pope

Jove, thou regent of the skies.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: The Odyssey, book ii. line 42.

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on authors, judgment, men, names, and praise

Some judge of authors' names, not works, and then Nor praise nor blame the writings, but the men.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: An Essay on Criticism, 1711, 1. 2I2

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on belief and justice

It is with our judgments as with our watches: no two go just alike, yet each believes his own.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

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