Alexander Pope

1688 - 1744

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 on friendship, guests, and laws

True friendship's laws are by this rule expressed Welcome the coming, speed the parting guest.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Translation of the Odyssey, 1725-1756

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on needs, speech, and truth

Truth needs not flowers of speech.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on life

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Like following life through creatures you dissect, You lose it in the moment you detect.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Moral Essays, 1720-1735, Epistle I, To Lord Cobham, 1734

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on death, lies, and world

Thus let me live, unseen, unknown, Thus unlamented let me die, Steal from the world, and not a stone Tell where I lie.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Ode on Solitude, c. 1700

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A Quote by Alexander Pope

Ignobly vain, and impotently great.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Prologue to Mr. Addison's Cato, 1713

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on familiarity, needs, pity, and vices

Vice is a monster of so frightful mien, As to be hated needs but to be seen; Yet seen to oft, familiar with her face, We first endure, then pity, then embrace.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: An Essay on Man. Epistle ii.

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on art, boldness, genius, heart, mankind, soul, tragedy, and virtue

To wake the soul by tender strokes of art, To raise the genius, and to mend the heart; To make mankind, in conscious virtue bold, Live o'er each Seene, and be what they behold: For this the Tragic Muse first trod the stage.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Prologue to Mr. Addison's Cato, 1713

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on day

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Years following years steal something every day; At last they steal us from ourselves away.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on church, fame, and god

Who builds a church to God and not to fame, Will never mark the marble with his name.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Moral Essays. Epistle iii. Line 285.

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