Alexander Pope

1688 - 1744

A Quote by Alexander Pope

Who breaks a butterfly on a wheel?

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on composers, death, and humility

By foreign hands thy dying eyes were closed, By foreign hands thy decent limbs composed, By foreign hands thy humble grave adorned, By strangers honored, and by strangers mourned!

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Elegy to the Memory of an Unfortunate Lady, 1717

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on praise

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Some praise at morning what they blame at night, But always think the last opinion right.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: An Essay on Criticism, 1711, 1. 230

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on honor, lies, and shame

Honor and shame from no condition rise; Act well your part, there all the honor lies.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on charm, merit, and soul

Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: The Rape of the Lock, 1712

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on children, laws, and nature

Behold the child, by nature's kindly law, pleased with a rattle, tickled with a straw.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on politicians

Coffee, which makes the politician wise, And see through all things with his half-shut eyes.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: The Rape of the Lock. Canto iii. Line 117.

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on nature and schools

Some are bewildered in the maze of schools, And some made coxcombs nature meant but fools.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Criticism. Part i Line 26.

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on bliss, death, hope, mortality, and pain

Vital spark of heav'nly flame! Quit, oh quit, this mortal frame: Trembling, hoping, ling'ring, flying, Oh the pain, the bliss of dying!

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: The Dying Christian to His Soul, 1712, st. 1

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on books, fate, heaven, and present

Heaven from all creatures hides the book of Fate, All but the page prescrib'd, their present state.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Man. Epistle i. Line 77.

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