Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope

English poet

Lived from: 1688-1744

Category: Poets (Contemporary)

Quotes: Alexander Pope

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    Lo! thy dread empire, Chaos! is restored; dies before thy uncreating word: thy hand, great Anarch! lets the curtain fall; and universal darkness buries all.
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    Lo, what huge heaps of littleness around!
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    Lulled in the countless chambers of the brain, our thoughts are linked by many a hidden chain; awake but one, and in, what myriads rise!
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    Many people are capable of doing a wise thing, more a cunning thing, but very few a generous thing.
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    Men dream of courtship, but in wedlock wake.
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    Men would be angels, angels would be gods.
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    Most authors steal their works, or buy.
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    Most women have no characters at all.
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    Never elated when someone's oppressed, never dejected when another one's blessed.
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    Never was it given to mortal man - To lie so boldly as we women can.
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    No one should be ashamed to admit they are wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that they are wiser today than they were yesterday.
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    No woman ever hates a man for being in love with her, but many a woman hate a man for being a friend to her.
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    Not always actions show the man; we find who does a kindness is not therefore kind.
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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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    Of Manners gentle, of Affections mild; In Wit a man; Simplicity, a child.