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Alexander Pope Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Alexander Pope.

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

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What is, is right.
- Alexander Pope

To err is human, to forgive divine.
- Alexander Pope

Hope springs eternal.
- Alexander Pope

 

True friendship's laws are by this rule express'd,
Welcome the coming, speed the parting guest.
- Alexander Pope

Wit is the lowest form of humor.
- Alexander Pope

The bookful blockhead, ignorantly read With loads of
learned lumber in his head.
- Alexander Pope

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So vast is art, so narrow human wit.
- Alexander Pope

They dream in courtship, but in wedlock wake.
- Alexander Pope

On life's vast ocean diversely we sail.
Reasons the card, but passion the gale.
- Alexander Pope

Woman's at best a contradiction still.
- Alexander Pope

Act well your part, there all the honour lies.
- Alexander Pope

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

The vulgar boil, the learned roast, an egg.
- Alexander Pope

Passions are the gales of life.
- Alexander Pope

Health consists with temperance alone.
- Alexander Pope

Men would be angels, angels would be gods.
- Alexander Pope

The same ambition can destroy or save,
and make a patriot as it makes a knave.
- Alexander Pope

The world forgetting, by the world forgot.
- Alexander Pope

One science only will one genius fit;
so vast is art,
so narrow human wit.
- Alexander Pope

For Forms of Government let fools contest;
whatever is best administered is best.
- Alexander Pope

Gentle dullness ever loves a joke.
- Alexander Pope

Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul.
- Alexander Pope

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

The worst of madmen is a saint run mad.
- Alexander Pope

Is pride, the never-failing vice of fools.
- Alexander Pope

Lo, what huge heaps of littleness around!
- Alexander Pope

Extremes in nature equal ends produce;
In man they join to some mysterious use.
- Alexander Pope

Of Manners gentle, of Affections mild;
In Wit a man; Simplicity,
a child.
- Alexander Pope

All nature is but art unknown to thee.
- Alexander Pope

Order is heaven's first law.
- Alexander Pope

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

Satan is wiser now than before, and tempts by making rich instead of poor.
- Alexander Pope

And die of nothing but a rage to live.
- Alexander Pope

What some call health, if purchased by perpetual anxiety about diet,
isn't much better than tedious disease.
- Alexander Pope

Praise undeserved, is satire in disguise.
- Alexander Pope

At ev'ry word a reputation dies.
- Alexander Pope

Virtue she finds too painful an endeavour,
content to dwell in decencies for ever.
- Alexander Pope

Party-spirit at best is but the madness of many for the gain of a few.
- Alexander Pope

An honest man's the noblest work of God.
- Alexander Pope

All are but parts of one stupendous whole,
Whose body Nature is, and God the soul.
- Alexander Pope

Tis but a part we see, and not a whole.
- Alexander Pope

Fondly we think we honor merit then,
When we but praise ourselves in other men.
- Alexander Pope

Hope travels through, nor quits us when we die.
- Alexander Pope

How prone to doubt, how cautious are the wise!
- Alexander Pope

Never find fault with the absent.
- Alexander Pope

To be angry is to revenge the faults of others on ourselves.
- Alexander Pope

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

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

The hungry judges soon the sentence sign,
and wretches hang that jurymen may dine.
- Alexander Pope

The learned is happy, nature to explore;
The fool is happy,
that he knows no more.
- Alexander Pope

Never was it given to mortal man - To lie so boldly as we women can.
- Alexander Pope

Some people will never learn anything,
for this reason, because they understand everything too soon.
- Alexander Pope

Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends.
- Alexander Pope

Education forms the common mind.
Just as the twig is bent, the tree's inclined.
- Alexander Pope

But Satan now is wiser than of yore,
and tempts by making rich,
not making poor.
- Alexander Pope

On wrongs swift vengeance waits.
- Alexander Pope

The difference is too nice - Where ends the virtue or begins the vice.
- Alexander Pope

Know then this truth, enough for man to know virtue
alone is happiness below.
- Alexander Pope

The proper study of Mankind is Man.
- Alexander Pope

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

A wit with dunces, and a dunce with wits.
- Alexander Pope

The most positive men are the most credulous.
- Alexander Pope

Know then thyself, presume not God to scan;
The proper study of mankind is man.
- Alexander Pope

Those move easiest who have learn'd to dance.
- Alexander Pope

The ruling passion, be it what it will.
The ruling passion conquers reason still.
- Alexander Pope

Like Cato, give his little senate laws,
and sit attentive to his own applause.
- Alexander Pope

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

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

Trust not yourself, but your defects to know,
make use of every friend and every foe.
- Alexander Pope


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