Alexander Pope

1688 - 1744

A Quote by Alexander Pope on death, fame, and life

What's fame? a fancy'd life in other's breath. A thing beyond us, even before our death.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on fame

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Nor Fame I slight, nor for her favors call; She comes unlooked for, if she comes at all .

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: The Temple of Fame, 1711

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on farewells, peace, and sleep

Dear, damned, distracting town, farewell! Thy fools no more I'll tease: This year in peace, ye critics, dwell, Ye harlots, sleep at ease!

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: A Farewell to London, 1715

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on farewells and luxury

Luxurious lobster-nights, farewell, For sober, studious days!

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: A Farewell to London, 1715

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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 sons

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The wrath of Peleus' son, the direful spring Of all the Grecian woes, O goddess sing! Another version: Achilles' wrath, to Greece the direful spring Of woes unnumbered, heavenly goddess, sing!

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Translation of the Iliad, 1715

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on blush, fame, and good

Do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on decisions and doctors

Who shall decide when doctors disagree?

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Moral Essays, 1720-1735, Epistle III, To Lord Bathurst, 1732

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on company, dogs, and faith

But thinks, admitted to that equal sky, His faithful dog shall bear him company.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Man. Epistle i. Line 111.

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on day and dreams

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You eat, in dreams, the custard of the day.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

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