Alexander Pope

1688 - 1744

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 bravery, fate, and struggle

A brave man struggling in the storms of fate, And greatly falling with a falling state.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Prologue to Mr. Addison's Cato, 1713

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on action, atheism, god, good, hypocrisy, and religion

An atheist is but a mad, ridiculous derider of piety, but a hypocrite makes a sober jest of God and religion; he finds it easier to be upon his knees than to rise to a good action.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

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A Quote by Alexander Pope

Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: An Essay on Criticism, 1711, 1. 135

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

Beauties in vain their pretty eyes may roll; charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

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