Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope

English poet

Lived from: 1688-1744

Category: Poets (Contemporary)

Quotes: Alexander Pope

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    A God without dominion, providence, and final causes, is nothing else but fate and nature.
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    A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring; There shallow draughts intoxicate the brain; And drinking largely sobers us again.
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    A little learning is a dangerous thing; Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring.
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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.
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    A man should never be ashamed to own that he is wrong, which is but saying in other words that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.
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    A person who is too nice an observer of the business of the crowd, like one who is too curious in observing the labor of bees, will often be stung for his curiosity.
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    A wit with dunces, and a dunce with wits.
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    Absence does but hold off a friend, to make one see him the truer.

    Source: Letter to Jonathan Swift (14 december 1725)

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    Act well your part; there all honor lies.
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    All are but parts of one stupendous whole, Whose body Nature is, and God the soul.

    Source: Essay on Man 1, 276

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    All looks yellow to a jaundiced eye.
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    All nature is but art unknown to thee.
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    An excuse is worse than a lie, for an excuse is a lie, guarded.
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    An honest man's the noblest work of God.
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    An obstinate person does not hold opinions; they hold them.
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