Alexander Pope

1688 - 1744

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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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 books, fortune, manners, and principles

Manners with fortunes, humours turn with climes, Tenets with books, and principles with times.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Moral Essays. Epistle i. Line 172.

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A Quote by Alexander Pope

Never elated when one man 's oppress'd; Never dejected while another 's bless'd.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Man. Epistle iv. Line 323.

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on aim, contentment, death, eternity, good, happiness, and pleasure

O happiness! our being's end and aim! Good, pleasure, ease, content! whate'er thy name: That something still which prompts the eternal sigh, For which we bear to live, or dare to die.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

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

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on aim, contentment, death, eternity, good, happiness, and pleasure

O happiness! our being's end and aim! Good, pleasure, ease, content! whate'er thy name: That something still which prompts the eternal sigh, For which we bear to live, or dare to die.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on life, passion, and reason

On life's vast ocean diversely we sail, Reason the card, but passion is the gale.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Man. Epistle ii. Line 107.

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on art, genius, science, and wit

One science only will one genius fit: So vast is art, so narrow human wit.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Criticism. Part i. Line 60.

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on business, curiosity, and labor

One who is too wise an observer of the business of others, like one who is too curious in observing the labor of bees, will often be stung for his curiosity.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

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