Alexander Pope

1688 - 1744

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 art, bravery, disorder, grace, and vulgarity

From vulgar bounds with brave disorder part, And snatch a grace beyond the reach of art.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Criticism. Part i. Line 152.

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on words

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Soft is the strain when zephyr gently blows, And the smooth stream in smoother numbers flows; But when loud surges lash the sounding shore, The hoarse rough verse should like the torrent roar. When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw, The line too labours, and the words move slow: Not so when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flies o'er th' unbending corn, and skims along the main.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Criticism. Part ii. Line 166.

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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 on words

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In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold, Alike fantastic if too new or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Criticism. Part ii. Line 133.

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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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