Alexander Pope

1688 - 1744

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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A Quote by Alexander Pope on beauty

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Fair tresses man's imperial race insnare, And beauty draws us with a single hair.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: The Rape of the Lock. Canto ii. Line 27.

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on beauty and force

'Tis not a lip, or eye, we beauty call, But the joint force and full result of all.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Criticism. Part i. Line 45.

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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 admiration and men

Fools admire, but men of sense approve.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on age, devil, god, men, sacrifice, and virtue

When men grow virtuous in their old age, they only make a sacrifice to God of the devil's leavings.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Thoughts on Various Subjects

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on ambition, angels, and faults

Ambition first sprung from your blest abodes; The glorious fault of Angels and of Gods.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

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

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on angels and men

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Men would be angels, angels would be gods.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on ambition, death, justice, life, and pride

Awake, my St. John! leave all meaner things To low ambition and the pride of kings. Let us (since life can little more supply Than just to look about us, and to die) Expatiate free o'er all this scene of man; A mighty maze! but not without a plan.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Man. Epistle i. Line 1.

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