Alexander Pope Quotes

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Alexander Pope Quotes

The difference is as great between The optics seeing as the objects seen. All manners take a tincture from our own; Or come discolord through out passions shown; Or fancys beam enlarges, multiplies, Contracts, inverts, and gives ten thousand dyes.
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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

Nature and Nature's laws lay hid in night:
God said, Let Newton be! and all was light.

— Alexander Pope

Slave to no sect, who takes no private road, But looks through Nature up to Nature's God.

— Alexander Pope

The world forgetting, by the world forgot.

— Alexander Pope

What conscience dictates to be done,
Or warns me not to do,
This, teach me more than Hell to shun,
That, more than Heaven pursue.

— Alexander Pope

Then say not man's imperfect, Heav'n in fault;. Say rather, man's as perfect as he ought.

— Alexander Pope

I never knew any man in my life who could not bear another's misfortunes perfectly like a Christian.

— Alexander Pope

Avoid Extremes; and shun the fault of such Who still are pleas'd too little or too much.

— Alexander Pope

From Nature's chain whatever link you strike,
Tenth or ten thousandth, breaks the chain alike.

— Alexander Pope

There still remains to mortify a wit The many-headed monster of the pit.

— Alexander Pope

Self-love, the spring of motion, acts the soul;
Reason's comparing balance rules the whole.
Man, but for that no action could attend,
And, but for this, were active to no end:
Fix'd like a plant on his peculiar spot,
To draw nutrition, propagate, and rot;
Or, meteor-like, flame lawless thro' the void,
Destroying others, by himself destroy'd.

— Alexander Pope

Oft in dreams invention we bestow to change a flounce or add a furbelow.

— Alexander Pope

Soft o'er the shrouds aerial whispers breathe, That seemed but zephyrs to the train beneath.

— Alexander Pope

Offend her, and she knows not to forgive; Oblige her, and she'll hate you while you live.

— Alexander Pope

At length corruption, like a general flood (So long by watchful ministers withstood), Shall deluge all; and avarice, creeping on, Spread like a low-born mist, and blot the sun.

— Alexander Pope

Live like yourself, was soon my lady's word, And lo! two puddings smok'd upon the board.

— Alexander Pope

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