Quotes by Alexander Pope

Passions are the gales of life.
- Alexander Pope
On wrongs swift vengeance waits.
- Alexander Pope
Wit is the lowest form of humor.
- Alexander Pope
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Never find fault with the absent.
- Alexander Pope
Order is heaven's first law.
- Alexander Pope
Gentle dullness ever loves a joke.
- Alexander Pope
The proper study of Mankind is Man.
- Alexander Pope
To err is human; to forgive, divine.
- Alexander Pope
So vast is art, so narrow human wit.
- Alexander Pope
At ev'ry word a reputation dies.
- Alexander Pope
Follow us on:
And die of nothing but a rage to live.
- Alexander Pope
All nature is but art unknown to thee.
- Alexander Pope
Health consists with temperance alone.
- Alexander Pope
Fools admire, but men of sense approve.
- Alexander Pope
Tis but a part we see, and not a whole.
- Alexander Pope
The worst of madmen is a saint run mad.
- Alexander Pope
Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
- Alexander Pope
Praise undeserved, is satire in disguise.
- Alexander Pope
A brain of feathers, and a heart of lead.
- Alexander Pope
Lo, what huge heaps of littleness around!
- Alexander Pope
A wit with dunces, and a dunce with wits.
- Alexander Pope
The world forgetting, by the world forgot.
- Alexander Pope
Men would be angels, angels would be gods.
- Alexander Pope
Is pride, the never-failing vice of fools.
- Alexander Pope
The vulgar boil, the learned roast, an egg.
- Alexander Pope
Woman's at best a contradiction still.
- Alexander Pope
They dream in courtship, but in wedlock wake.
- Alexander Pope
An honest man's the noblest work of God.
- Alexander Pope
A cherub's face, a reptile all the rest.
- Alexander Pope
The most positive men are the most credulous.
- Alexander Pope
Act well your part, there all the honour lies.
- Alexander Pope
How prone to doubt, how cautious are the wise!
- Alexander Pope
Hope travels through, nor quits us when we die.
- Alexander Pope
Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul.
- Alexander Pope
Those move easiest who have learn'd to dance.
- Alexander Pope
To be angry is to revenge the faults of others on ourselves.
- Alexander Pope
Never was it given to mortal man - To lie so boldly as we women can.
- Alexander Pope
The difference is too nice - Where ends the virtue or begins the vice.
- Alexander Pope
Party-spirit at best is but the madness of many for the gain of a few.
- Alexander Pope
And, after all, what is a lie? 'Tis but the truth in a masquerade.
- Alexander Pope
Of Manners gentle, of Affections mild; In Wit a man; Simplicity, a child.
- Alexander Pope
Satan is wiser now than before, and tempts by making rich instead of poor.
- Alexander Pope
One science only will one genius fit; so vast is art, so narrow human wit.
- Alexander Pope
Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends.
- Alexander Pope
Know then this truth, enough for man to know virtue alone is happiness below.
- Alexander Pope
The same ambition can destroy or save, and make a patriot as it makes a knave.
- Alexander Pope
Like Cato, give his little senate laws, and sit attentive to his own applause.
- Alexander Pope
Hope springs eternal in the human breast: Man never is, but always to be blest.
- Alexander Pope
Know then thyself, presume not God to scan; The proper study of mankind is man.
- Alexander Pope
Extremes in nature equal ends produce; In man they join to some mysterious use.
- Alexander Pope
Fondly we think we honor merit then, When we but praise ourselves in other men.
- Alexander Pope
But Satan now is wiser than of yore, and tempts by making rich, not making poor.
- Alexander Pope
But blind to former as to future fate, what mortal knows his pre-existent state?
- Alexander Pope
The ruling passion, be it what it will. The ruling passion conquers reason still.
- Alexander Pope
For Forms of Government let fools contest; whatever is best administered is best.
- Alexander Pope
The bookful blockhead, ignorantly read, With loads of learned lumber in his head.
- Alexander Pope
The learned is happy, nature to explore; The fool is happy, that he knows no more.
- Alexander Pope
All are but parts of one stupendous whole, Whose body Nature is, and God the soul.
- Alexander Pope
Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
- Alexander Pope
Virtue she finds too painful an endeavour, content to dwell in decencies for ever.
- Alexander Pope
The hungry judges soon the sentence sign, and wretches hang that jurymen may dine.
- Alexander Pope
Not always actions show the man; we find who does a kindness is not therefore kind.
- Alexander Pope
On life's vast ocean diversely we sail. Reasons the card, but passion the gale.
- Alexander Pope
A little learning is a dangerous thing; Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring.
- Alexander Pope
Education forms the common mind. Just as the twig is bent, the tree's inclined.
- Alexander Pope
Trust not yourself, but your defects to know, make use of every friend and every foe.
- Alexander Pope
Who shall decide when doctors disagree, And soundest casuists doubt, like you and me?
- Alexander Pope
Honor and shame from no condition rise. Act well your part: there all the honor lies.
- Alexander Pope
And all who told it added something new, and all who heard it, made enlargements too.
- Alexander Pope
There is a certain majesty in simplicity which is far above all the quaintness of wit.
- Alexander Pope
Not to go back is somewhat to advance, and men must walk, at least, before they dance.
- Alexander Pope
Remembrance and reflection how allied. What thin partitions divides sense from thought.
- Alexander Pope
Lo! The poor Indian, whose untutored mind sees God in clouds, or hears him in the wind.
- Alexander Pope
Get place and wealth, if possible with grace; if not, by any means get wealth and place.
- Alexander Pope
How happy is the blameless vestal's lot? The world forgetting, by the world forgot.
- Alexander Pope
A God without dominion, providence, and final causes, is nothing else but fate and nature.
- Alexander Pope
Behold the child, by Nature's kindly law pleased with a rattle, tickled with a straw.
- Alexander Pope
Never elated when someone's oppressed, never dejected when another one's blessed.
- Alexander Pope
Men must be taught as if you taught them not, and things unknown proposed as things forgot.
- Alexander Pope
How shall I lose the sin, yet keep the sense, and love the offender, yet detest the offence?
- Alexander Pope
A work of art that contains theories is like an object on which the price tag has been left.
- Alexander Pope
Man never thinks himself happy, but when he enjoys those things which others want or desire.
- Alexander Pope
'Tis education forms the common mind; just as the twig is bent the tree's inclined.
- Alexander Pope
Beauties in vain their pretty eyes may roll; charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul.
- Alexander Pope
Slave to no sect, who takes no private road, But looks through Nature up to Nature's God.
- Alexander Pope
Nature and nature's laws lay hid in the night. God said, Let Newton be! and all was light!
- Alexander Pope
To observations which ourselves we make, we grow more partial for th' observer's sake.
- Alexander Pope
If a man's character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
- Alexander Pope
Blessed is the man who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed was the ninth beatitude.
- Alexander Pope
For modes of faith let graceless zealots fight, His can't be wrong whose life is in the right.
- Alexander Pope
Some people will never learn anything, for this reason, because they understand everything too soon.
- Alexander Pope
'Tis not enough your counsel still be true; Blunt truths more mischief than nice falsehoods do.
- Alexander Pope
Whoever thinks a faultless piece to see, Thinks what ne'er was, nor is, nor e'er shall be.
- Alexander Pope
True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, as those move easiest who have learn'd to dance.
- Alexander Pope
Many men have been capable of doing a wise thing, more a cunning thing, but very few a generous thing.
- Alexander Pope
The greatest magnifying glasses in the world are a man's own eyes when they look upon his own person.
- Alexander Pope
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.
- 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
Teach me to feel another's woe, to hide the fault I see, that mercy I to others show, that mercy show to me.
- Alexander Pope
What some call health, if purchased by perpetual anxiety about diet, isn't much better than tedious disease.
- Alexander Pope
Happy the man whose wish and care a few paternal acres bound, content to breathe his native air in his own ground.
- Alexander Pope
Genius creates, and taste preserves. Taste is the good sense of genius; without taste, genius is only sublime folly.
- Alexander Pope
Our passions are like convulsion fits, which, though they make us stronger for a time, leave us the weaker ever after.
- Alexander Pope
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!
- Alexander Pope
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.
- Alexander Pope
I find myself hoping a total end of all the unhappy divisions of mankind by party-spirit, which at best is but the madness of many for the gain of a few.
- Alexander Pope
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.
- Alexander Pope

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