Alexander Pope

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

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Alexander Pope Quotes

Alexander Pope #Alone #Health

Photo of Alexander Pope Health consists with temperance alone.
Alexander Pope #Alone #Happiness #Truth

Photo of Alexander Pope Know then this truth, enough for man to know virtue alone is happiness below.
Alexander Pope #Art

Photo of Alexander Pope So vast is art, so narrow human wit.
Alexander Pope #Art #Nature

Photo of Alexander Pope All nature is but art unknown to thee.
Alexander Pope #Art #Science

Photo of Alexander Pope One science only will one genius fit so vast is art, so narrow human wit.
Alexander Pope #Best

Photo of 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 #Best #Government

Photo of Alexander Pope For Forms of Government let fools contest whatever is best administered is best.
Alexander Pope #Best

Photo of Alexander Pope Woman's at best a contradiction still.
Alexander Pope #Best

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

Photo of 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 #Business

Photo of Alexander Pope If a man's character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
Alexander Pope #Change #Great #Nature

Photo of Alexander Pope The way of the Creative works through change and transformation, so that each thing receives its true nature and destiny and comes into permanent accord with the Great Harmony: this is what furthers and what perseveres.
Alexander Pope #Education

Photo of Alexander Pope Some people will never learn anything, for this reason, because they understand everything too soon.
Alexander Pope #Education

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

Photo of Alexander Pope 'Tis education forms the common mind just as the twig is bent the tree's inclined.
Alexander Pope #Fear

Photo of Alexander Pope Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
Alexander Pope #Fear

Photo of Alexander Pope For fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
Alexander Pope #Diet #Health

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

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

Photo of Alexander Pope But blind to former as to future fate, what mortal knows his pre-existent state?
Alexander Pope #God #Nature

Photo of Alexander Pope A God without dominion, providence, and final causes, is nothing else but fate and nature.
Alexander Pope #God #Nature

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

Photo of Alexander Pope An honest man's the noblest work of God.
Alexander Pope #God #Nature

Photo of Alexander Pope Slave to no sect, who takes no private road, But looks through Nature up to Nature's God.
Alexander Pope #God

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