Alexander Pope

1688 - 1744

A Quote by Alexander Pope on food and justice

Pleased to the last, he crops the flowery food, And licks the hand just raised to shed his blood.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Man. Epistle i. Line 83.

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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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A Quote by Alexander Pope on art and love

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How loved, how honored once, avails thee not, To whom related, or by whom begot A heap of dust alone remains of thee 'Tis all thou art, and all the proud shall be!

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

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

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on action, deed, and judgment

Judge not of actions by their mere effect; Dive to the center, and the cause detect. Great deeds from meanest springs may take their course, And smallest virtues from a mighty source.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: The Odyssey, book ii. line 42.

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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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