Alexander Pope

1688 - 1744

A Quote by Alexander Pope on doubt and silence

Be silent always when you doubt your sense.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: An Essay on Criticism, 1711, III, 1. 6

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on songs and thought

Then, at the last and only couplet fraught With some unmeaning thing they call a thought, A needless Alexandrine ends the song, That, like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: An Essay on Criticism, 1711, 1. 156

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on soul

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Speed the soft intercourse from soul to soul, And waft a sigh from Indus to the Pole.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Eloisa to Abelard, 1717

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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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A Quote by Alexander Pope on charm, humor, husbands, and rules

She who ne'er answers till a husband cools, Or, if she rules him, never shows she rules; Charms by accepting, by submitting, sways, Yet has her humor most, when she obeys.

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 passion and reason

The ruling passion, be it what it will, The ruling passion conquers reason still.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Moral Essays. Epistle iii. Line 153.

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on weapons

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Satire's my weapon, but I'm too discreet To run amuck, and tilt at all I meet.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

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A Quote by Alexander Pope

All seems infected that th' infected spy, As all looks yellow to the jaundic'd eye.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Criticism. Part i. Line 558.

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