Alexander Pope

1688 - 1744

A Quote by Alexander Pope

Let such teach others who themselves excel And censure freely who have written well.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: An Essay on Criticism, 1711

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on change

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Choose a firm cloud before it fall, and in it Catch, ere she change, the Cynthia of this minute.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Moral Essays, 1720-1735, Epistle II, To Mrs. M. Blount, 1735

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on happiness, style, and wit

What woeful stuff this madrigal would be, In some starved hackney sonneteer, or me! But let a lord once own the happy lines, How the wit brightens! how the style refines!

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: An Essay on Criticism, 1711, 1. 218

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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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A Quote by Alexander Pope on men

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Men must be taught as if you taught them not, And things unknown propos'd as things forgot.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Criticism. Part iii. Line 15.

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on thinking and thought

With too much quickness ever to be taught; With too much thinking to have common thought.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Moral Essays. Epistle ii. Line 97. [excerpt]

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A Quote by Alexander Pope

Let spades be trumps! she said, and trumps they were.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: The Rape of the Lock, 1712

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on life

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The spider's touch, how exquisitely fine! Feels at each thread, and lives along the line.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Man. Epistle i. Line 217.

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on apathy, boasts, exercise, laziness, mind, rest, strength, and virtue

In lazy apathy let stoics boast Their virtue fix'd: 't is fix'd as in a frost; Contracted all, retiring to the breast; But strength of mind is exercise, not rest.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Man. Epistle ii. Line 101.

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