Alexander Pope

1688 - 1744

A Quote by Alexander Pope on hell and rest

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To rest, the cushion and soft dean invite, Who never mentions hell to ears polite.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Moral Essays. Epistle iv. Line 149.

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on yielding

Together let us beat this ample field, Try what the open, what the covert yield.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Man. Epistle i. Line 9.

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on fear and understanding

Truths would you teach, or save a sinking land? All fear, none aid you, and few understand.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Man. Epistle iv. Line 261.

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on contentment, pain, and virtue

Virtue she finds too painful an endeavour, Content to dwell in decencies forever.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Moral Essays. Epistle ii. Line 163.

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on extremism and virtue

Virtuous and vicious every man must be,- Few in the extreme, but all in the degree.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Man. Epistle ii. Line 231.

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A Quote by Alexander Pope

Warms in the sun, refreshes in the breeze, Glows in the stars, and blossoms in the trees.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Man. Epistle i. Line 271.

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on cowardice and slavery

What can ennoble sots or slaves or cowards? Alas! not all the blood of all the Howards.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Man. Epistle iv. Line 215.

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on action, clarity, faith, friendship, honor, losing, privacy, promises, sincerity, soul, and truth

Statesman, yet friend to truth! of soul sincere, In action faithful, and in honour clear; Who broke no promise, serv'd no private end, Who gain'd no title, and who lost no friend.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Epistle to Mr. Addison. Line 67.

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

T'is education forms the common mind: Just as the twig is bent the tree's inclined.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on learning

The bookful blockhead, ignorantly read, With loads of learned lumber in his head.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

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