Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope

English poet

Lived from: 1688-1744

Category: Poets (Contemporary)

Quotes: Alexander Pope

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    Sure of their qualities and demanding praise, more go to ruined fortunes than are raised.
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    Teach me to feel another's woe. To hide the fault I see: That the mercy I show to others; that mercy also show to me.
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    Ten censure wrong, for one that writes amiss.
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    That character in conversation which commonly passes for agreeable, is made up of civility and falsehood.
    Source: Thoughts (1754)
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    The bookful blockhead, ignorantly read With loads of learned lumber in his head.
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    The difference is too nice - Where ends the virtue or begins the vice.
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    The greatest magnifying glasses in the world are a man's own eyes when they look upon his own person.
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    The hidden harmony is better than the obvious.
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    The hungry judges soon the sentence sign, and wretches hang that jurymen may dine.
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    The learned is happy, nature to explore; The fool is happy, that he knows no more.
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    The most positive men are the most credulous.





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    The ruling passion, be it what it will, The ruling passion conquers reason still.
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    The same ambition can destroy or save, and make a patriot as it makes a knave.
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    The scripture in times of disputes is like an open town in times of war, which serves in differently the occasions of both parties.
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    The vulgar boil, the learned roast, an egg.