Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Time For Alexander Pope Quotes

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

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

"True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, as those who move easiest have learned to dance." Alexander Pope

"Not always actions show the man; we find who does a kindness is not therefore kind." Alexander Pope

"There is a certain majesty in simplicity which is far above all the quaintness of wit." Alexander Pope

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

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

"Order is heaven's first law." Alexander Pope

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

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

Alexander Pope Quotes
Alexander Pope (c.1727), an English poet best known for his Essay on Criticism, The Rape of the Lock and The Dunciad

Alexander Pope (21 May 1688 – 30 May 1744) was an 18th-century English poet, best known for his satirical verse and for his translation of Homer. Famous for his use of the heroic couplet, he is the third-most frequently quoted writer in The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, after Shakespeare and Tennyson.

Pope was born to Alexander Pope Senior (1646–1717), a linen merchant of Plough Court, Lombard Street, London, and his wife Edith (née Turner) (1643–1733), who were both Catholics. Edith's sister Christiana was the wife of the famous miniature painter Samuel Cooper. Pope's education was affected by the recently enacted Test Acts, which upheld the status of the established Church of England and banned Catholics from teaching, attending a university, voting, or holding public office on pain of perpetual imprisonment. Pope was taught to read by his aunt, and went to Twyford School in about 1698/99. He then went to two Catholic schools in London. Such schools, while illegal, were tolerated in some areas.
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"A work of art that contains theories is like an object on which the price tag has been left." Alexander Pope

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

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

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

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

"Men must be taught as if you taught them not, and things unknown proposed as things forgot." Alexander Pope

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

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

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

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

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"Honor and shame from no condition rise. Act well your part: there all the honor lies." Alexander Pope

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

"So vast is art, so narrow human wit." 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

"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

"The greatest magnifying glasses in the world are a man's own eyes when they look upon his own person." Alexander Pope

"Man never thinks himself happy, but when he enjoys those things which others want or desire." Alexander Pope

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

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

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

"How shall I lose the sin, yet keep the sense, and love the offender, yet detest the offence?" Alexander Pope

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

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

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

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

"Gentle dullness ever loves a joke." Alexander Pope

"For fools rush in where angels fear to tread." Alexander Pope

"On wrongs swift vengeance waits." Alexander Pope

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

"Never elated when someone's oppressed, never dejected when another one's blessed." Alexander Pope

"Nature and nature's laws lay hid in the night. God said, Let Newton be! and all was light!" Alexander Pope

"Many men have been capable of doing a wise thing, more a cunning thing, but very few a generous thing." Alexander Pope

"Beauties in vain their pretty eyes may roll; charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul." Alexander Pope

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

"The proper study of Mankind is Man." Alexander Pope

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

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

"How happy is the blameless vestal's lot? The world forgetting, by the world forgot." Alexander Pope

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

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

"Health consists with temperance alone." Alexander Pope

"Lo! The poor Indian, whose untutored mind sees God in clouds, or hears him in the wind." Alexander Pope

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

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

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

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

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

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

"'Tis not enough your counsel still be true; Blunt truths more mischief than nice falsehoods do." Alexander Pope

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

"For modes of faith let graceless zealots fight, His can't be wrong whose life is in the right." Alexander Pope

"Never find fault with the absent." Alexander Pope

"Who shall decide when doctors disagree, And soundest casuists doubt, like you and me?" Alexander Pope

"At ev'ry word a reputation dies." 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

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

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

"To err is human; to forgive, divine." Alexander Pope

"Remembrance and reflection how allied. What thin partitions divides sense from thought." 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

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

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

"To observations which ourselves we make, we grow more partial for th' observer's sake." Alexander Pope

"Blessed is the man who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed was the ninth beatitude." Alexander Pope

"'Tis education forms the common mind; just as the twig is bent the tree's inclined." Alexander Pope

"Get place and wealth, if possible with grace; if not, by any means get wealth and place." Alexander Pope

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

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

"Praise undeserved, is satire in disguise." Alexander Pope

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

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

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

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

"Behold the child, by Nature's kindly law pleased with a rattle, tickled with a straw." Alexander Pope

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

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

"Wit is the lowest form of humor." Alexander Pope

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

"Passions are the gales of life." Alexander Pope

"Whoever thinks a faultless piece to see, Thinks what ne'er was, nor is, nor e'er shall be." Alexander Pope

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

"Not to go back is somewhat to advance, and men must walk, at least, before they dance." Alexander Pope

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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