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 art, chance, dance, learning, and writing

True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, As those move easiest who have learn'd to dance. 'T is not enough no harshness gives offence,- The sound must seem an echo to the sense.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Criticism. Part ii. Line 162.

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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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