Alexander Pope

1688 - 1744

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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A Quote by Alexander Pope on death and hope

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Hope travels through, nor quits us when we die.

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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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A Quote by Alexander Pope on god, mind, science, and soul

Lo, the poor Indian! whose untutor'd mind Sees God in clouds, or hears him in the wind; His soul proud Science never taught to stray Far as the solar walk or milky way.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Man. Epistle i. Line 99.

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A Quote by Alexander Pope

Fix'd like a plan on his peculiar spot, To draw nutrition, propagate, and rot.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Man. Epistle ii. Line 63.

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