Alexander Pope

1688 - 1744

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 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 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

To observations which ourselves we make, We grow more partial for th' observer's sake.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Moral Essays. Epistle i. Line 11.

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A Quote by Alexander Pope

Here thou, great Anna!* whom three realms obey Dost sometimes counsel take-and sometimes tea. * Queen Anne

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: The Rape of the Lock, 1712

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