Alexander Pope

1688 - 1744

A Quote by Alexander Pope on friendship, guidance, and philosophy

Thou wert my guide, philosopher, and friend.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Man. Epistle iv. Line 390.

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on happiness, truth, and virtue

Know then this truth, enough for man to know virtue alone is happiness below.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on competence, health, lies, peace, pleasure, reason, and words

Reason's whole pleasure, all the joys of sense, Lie in three words,-health, peace, and competence.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Man. Epistle iv. Line 79.

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A Quote by Alexander Pope

Whoever thinks a faultless piece to see, Thinks what ne'er was, nor is, nor e'er shall be.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

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

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on angels, death, and fear

Nay, fly to altars; there they'll talk you dead; For fools rush in where angels fear to tread.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: An Essay on Criticism

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on angels and fear

For fools rush in where angels fear to tread.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: An Essay on Criticism. Part iii. Line 66.

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on education, justice, and mind

'Tis education forms the common mind: Just as the twig is bent the tree's inclined.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Moral Essays, 1720-1735, Epistle I, To Lord Cobham, 1734

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on dreams and errors

Those oft are stratagems which errors seem Nor is it Homer nods, but we that dream;

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: An Essay on Criticism, 1711

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on expectation

Blessed is the man who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on happiness, money, and time

False happiness is like false money; it passes for a time as well as the true, and serves some ordinary occasions; but when it is brought to the touch, we find the lightness and alloy, and feel the loss.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

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

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