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Alexander Pope Quotes

About Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope

Life: 1688 - 1744

Country: gb flag England

Profession: Poet;

Alexander Pope (21 May 1688 - 30 May 1744) is generally regarded as the greatest English poet of the early eighteenth century, best known for his satirical verse and for his translation of Homer. He is the third most frequently quoted writer in the English language, after Shakespeare and Tennyson. Pope was a master of the heroic couplet.

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Quotations

Do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame.

~ Alexander Pope

In lazy Apathy let Stoics boast,
Their Virtue fix'd, 'tis fixed as in a frost.

~ Alexander Pope

Ambition...
The glorious fault of angels and of gods.

~ Alexander Pope

- Elegy to the Memory of an Unfortunate Lady, 1717

Is not absence death to those who love?

~ Alexander Pope

Fools admire, but men of sense approve.

~ Alexander Pope

... the happiness of those who cannot think.

~ Alexander Pope

When much dispute has past,
We find our tenets just the same as last.

~ Alexander Pope

Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.

~ Alexander Pope

True politeness consists in being easy one's self, and in making every one about one as easy as one can.

~ Alexander Pope

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.

~ Alexander Pope

To err is human; to forgive, divine.

~ Alexander Pope

And all who told it added something new,
And all who heard it made enlargements too.

~ Alexander Pope

An honest man's the noblest work of God.

~ Alexander Pope

Hope springs eternal in the human breast;
Man never is, but always to be blest.

~ Alexander Pope

Authors, like coins, grow dear as they grow old.

~ Alexander Pope

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