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 words

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A man should never be ashamed to own he has been in the wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: see Jonathan Swift

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on generosity and men

Many men have been capable of doing a wise thing, More a cunning thing, but very few a generous thing.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on reflection and thought

Remembrance and reflection how allied! What thin partitions sense from thought divide!

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Man. Epistle i. Line 225.

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on reputation

At every word a reputation dies.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: The Rape of the Lock. Canto iii. Line 16.

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