Alexander Pope Quotes (60 quotations)

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1. A family is but too often a commonwealth of malignants. - Alexander Pope

2. A God without dominion, providence, and final causes, is nothing else but fate and nature. - Alexander Pope

3. A little learning is a dangerous thing; / drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring: / there shallow draughts intoxicate the brain, / and drinking largely sobers us again. - Alexander Pope

4. A man should never be ashamed to own he has been wrong, which is but saying, that he is wiser today than he was yesterday. - Alexander Pope

5. A work of art that contains theories is like an object on which the price tag has been left. - Alexander Pope

6. Amusement is the happiness of those who cannot think. - Alexander Pope

7. An honest man is the noblest work of God. - Alexander Pope

8. And all who told it added something new, And all who heard it made enlargements too. - Alexander Pope

9. And, after all, what is a lie? 'Tis but the truth in a masquerade. - Alexander Pope

10. Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside. - Alexander Pope

11. Be thou the first true merit to befriend, his praise is lost who stays till all commend. - Alexander Pope

12. Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed. - Alexander Pope

13. Blessed is the man who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed. - Alexander Pope

14. But blind to former as to future fate, What mortal knows his pre-existent state? - Alexander Pope

15. But honest instinct comes a volunteer; Sure never to o'er-shoot, but just to hit, While still too wide or short in human wit. - Alexander Pope

16. Envy will merit, as its shade, pursue, But, like the shadow, proves the substance true. - Alexander Pope

17. Fools admire, but men of sense approve. - Alexander Pope

18. Fools rush in where angels fear to tread. - Alexander Pope

19. Genius creates, and taste preserves. Taste is the good sense of genius; without taste, genius is only sublime folly. - Alexander Pope

20. He who tells a lie is not sensible of how great a task he undertakes; for he must be forced to invent twenty more to maintain that one. - Alexander Pope

21. Health consists with temperance alone. - Alexander Pope

22. Honour and shame from no condition rise; Act well your part, there all the honour lies. - Alexander Pope

23. Hope springs eternal in the human breast:Man never is, but always To be Blest. - Alexander Pope

24. How happy is the blameless vestal's lot! The world forgetting, by the world forgot. Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind! Each pray'r accepted, and each wish resign'd; - Alexander Pope

25. If a man's character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business. - Alexander Pope

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