Alexander Pope

1688 - 1744

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 women

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Woman's at best a contradiction still.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Moral Essays. Epistle ii. Line 270.

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on women

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Most women have no characters at all.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Moral Essays. Epistle ii. Line 258.

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on church, music, and words

As some to church repair, Not for the doctrine, but the music there. These equal syllables alone require, Though oft the ear the open vowels tire While expletives their feeble aid do join, And ten low words oft creep in one dull line.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: An Essay on Criticism, 1711, 1. 142

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on words

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Words are like leaves; and where they most abound, Much fruit of sense beneath is rarely found.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Criticism. Part ii. Line 109.

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on happiness and world

How happy is the blameless vestal's lot! The world forgetting, by the world forgot.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Eloisa to Abelard, 1717

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on rest and worth

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Worth makes the man, and want of it the fellow; The rest is all but leather or prunello.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Man. Epistle iv. Line 203.

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on disease, growth, and strength

The young disease, that must subdue at length, Grows with his growth, and strengthens with his strength.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Man. Epistle ii. Line 135.

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on painting

All gardening is landscape painting.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on plants

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Fix'd like a plant on his peculiar spot, To draw nutrition, propagate, and rot.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

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