Alexander Pope

1688 - 1744

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 life, meetings, and sacred

The meeting points the sacred hair dissever From the fair head, forever, and forever! Then flashed the living lightning from her eyes, And screams of horror rend th' affrighted skies.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: The Rape of the Lock, 1712

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on life

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The spider's touch, how exquisitely fine! Feels at each thread, and lives along the line.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

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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 god and reason

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Say first, of God above or man below, What can we reason but from what we know?

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Man. Epistle i. Line 17.

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on earth

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Seas roll to waft me, suns to light me rise; My footstool earth, my canopy the skies.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Man. Epistle i. Line 139.

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A Quote by Alexander Pope

So perish all who do the like again.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Translation of the Odyssey, 1725-1756

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