Alexander Pope

1688 - 1744

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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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 god, honesty, and work

An honest man's the noblest work of God.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on eternity, home, hope, life, and soul

Hope springs eternal in the human breast: Man never is, but always to be blest. The soul, uneasy and confined from home, Rests and expatiates in a life to come.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Man. Epistle i. Line 95.

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on death and hope

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Hope travels through, nor quits us when we die.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

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A Quote by Alexander Pope

But where's the man who counsel can bestow, Still pleased to teach, and yet not proud to know?

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: An Essay on Criticism, 1711, 1. 72

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on fame, faults, and praise

Careless of censure, nor too fond of fame, Still pleased to praise, yet not afraid to blame, Averse alike to flatter or offend, Not free from faults, nor yet too vain to mend.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: An Essay on Criticism, 1711, 1. 182

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on books and learning

The bookful blockhead ignorantly read, With loads of learned lumber in his head, With his own tongue still edifies his ears, And always list'ning to himself appears. All books he reads, and all he reads assails.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Criticism. Part i. Line 53.

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