Alexander Pope

1688 - 1744

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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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 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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A Quote by Alexander Pope on honor, men, merit, and praise

Fondly we think we honour merit then, When we but praise ourselves in other men.

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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