Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope

English poet

Lived from: 1688-1744

Category: Poets (Contemporary)

Quotes: Alexander Pope

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    On life's vast ocean diversely we sail. Reasons the card, but passion the gale.
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    On wrongs swift vengeance waits.
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    One science only will one genius fit; so vast is art, so narrow human wit.
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    One who is too wise an observer of the business of others, like one who is too curious in observing the labor of bees, will often be stung for his curiosity.
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    Order is heaven's first law.
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    Our passions are like convulsion fits, which, though they make us stronger for a time, leave us the weaker ever after.
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    Passions are the gales of life.
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    Praise undeserved, is satire in disguise.
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    Pride is still aiming at the best houses: Men would be angels, angels would be gods. Aspiring to be gods, if angels fell; aspiring to be angels men rebel.
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    Remembrance and reflection how allied. What thin partitions divides sense from thought.
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    Satan is wiser now than before, and tempts by making rich instead of poor.
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    Slave to no sect, who takes no private road, But looks through Nature up to Nature's God.
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    Some old men, continually praise the time of their youth. In fact, you would almost think that there were no fools in their days, but unluckily they themselves are left as an example.
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    Some people will never learn anything, for this reason, because they understand everything too soon.
    Source: Thoughts on Various Subjects (1727)
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    Such laboured nothings, in so strange a style, I amaze the unlearn'd, and make the learned smile.
    Source: Essay on Criticism 327