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 angels, errors, lies, men, and pride

In pride, in reasoning pride, our error lies; All quit their sphere, and rush into the skies. Pride still is aiming at the blest abodes: Men would be angels, angels would be gods. Aspiring to be gods, if angels fell, Aspiring to be angels, men rebel.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Man. Epistle i. Line 123.

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on angels, men, and pride

Pride still is aiming at the blest abodes; Men would be angels, angels would be gods. Aspiring to be gods, if angels fell, Aspiring to be angels, men rebel.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Man

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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.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

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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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