Alexander Pope

1688 - 1744

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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A Quote by Alexander Pope on friendship and trust

Trust not yourself, but your defects to know, make use of every friend and every foe.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

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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 blindness, failure, judgment, mind, pride, rules, vices, and weakness

Of all the causes which conspire to blind Man's erring judgment, and misguide the mind; What the weak head with strongest bias rules,- Is pride, the never-failing vice of fools.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Criticism. Part ii. Line 1.

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on dance and men

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Not to go back is somewhat to advance, and men must walk, at least, before they dance.

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on god and men

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Yes, I am proud; I must be proud to see Men not afraid of God, afraid of me.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: On Paradise Lost

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on church, music, and words

Some to church repair, Not for the doctrine, but the music there. These equal syllables alone require, Though oft the ear the open vowels tire; While expletives their feeble aid to join, And ten low words oft creep in one dull line.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Criticism. Part ii. Line 142.

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on madness and spirit

Party-spirit, which at best is but the madness of many for the gain of a few.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Letter to E. Blount, August 27, 1714

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