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 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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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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