Alexander Pope

1688 - 1744

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 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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A Quote by Alexander Pope on devil and temptation

But Satan now is wiser than of yore, And tempts by making rich, not making poor.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

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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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