Alexander Pope

1688 - 1744

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

What beck'ning ghost, along the moonlight shade Invites my steps, and points to yonder glade?

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

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

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A Quote by Alexander Pope

Whatever is, is right.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Man, epistle i. line 289.

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A Quote by Alexander Pope

Where'er you walk, cool gales shall fan the glade, Trees, where you sit, shall crowd into a shade: Where'er you tread, the blushing flow'rs shall rise, And all things flourish where you turn your eyes.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Pastorals, 1704

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on approval, faults, heart, joy, lies, stupidity, and superiority

Plays round the head, but comes not to the heart. One self-approving hour whole years outweighs Of stupid starers and of loud huzzas; And more true joy Marcellus exil'd feels Than Cæsar with a senate at his heels. In parts superior what advantage lies? Tell (for you can) what is it to be wise? 'T is but to know how little can be known; To see all others' faults, and feel our own.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Man. Epistle iv. Line 254.

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on nature, thought, and wit

True wit is Nature to advantage dress'd, What oft was thought, but ne'er so well express'd.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Criticism. Part ii. Line 97.

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on gloom, losing, and love

Now warm in love, now with'ring in my bloom Lost in a convent's solitary gloom!

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Eloisa to Abelard, 1717

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on god, laughter, life, manners, and nature

Eye Nature's walks, shoot folly as it flies, And catch the manners living as they rise; Laugh where we must, be candid where we can, But vindicate the ways of God to man.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Man. Epistle i. Line 13.

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A Quote by Alexander Pope

'Tis but a part we see, and not a whole.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Man. Epistle i. Line 60.

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