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Alexander Pope – 48 Quotes

 

48 Quotes by Alexander Pope

 

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

– 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


A work of art that contains theories is like an object on which the price tag has been left.

– Alexander Pope


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

– Alexander Pope


All nature is but art unknown to thee.

– Alexander Pope


An honest man’s the noblest work of God.

– Alexander Pope


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

– Alexander Pope


Education forms the common mind. Just as the twig is bent, the tree’s inclined.

– Alexander Pope


Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.

– Alexander Pope


For fools rush in where angels fear to tread.

– Alexander Pope


For Forms of Government let fools contest whatever is best administered is best.

– Alexander Pope


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

– Alexander Pope


Health consists with temperance alone.

– Alexander Pope


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

– Alexander Pope


Hope travels through, nor quits us when we die.

– 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


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

– Alexander Pope


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

– Alexander Pope


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

– Alexander Pope


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

– Alexander Pope


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

– Alexander Pope


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

– Alexander Pope


Party-spirit 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


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

– Alexander Pope


So vast is art, so narrow human wit.

– Alexander Pope


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

– 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


‘Tis education forms the common mind just as the twig is bent the tree’s inclined.

– Alexander Pope


To err is human to forgive, divine.

– Alexander Pope


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

– Alexander Pope


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

– Alexander Pope


Wit is the lowest form of humor.

– Alexander Pope


Woman’s at best a contradiction still.

– Alexander Pope


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

– Alexander Pope


A little learning is a dangerous thing Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring.

– 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


They dream in courtship, but in wedlock wake.

– Alexander Pope


The most positive men are the most credulous.

– Alexander Pope


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

– Alexander Pope


Some old men, continually praise the time of their youth. In fact, you would almost think that there were no fools in their days, but unluckily they themselves are left as an example.

– Alexander Pope


Extremes in nature equal ends produce In man they join to some mysterious use.

– Alexander Pope


The learned is happy, nature to explore The fool is happy, that he knows no more.

– Alexander Pope


Behold the child, by Nature’s kindly law pleased with a rattle, tickled with a straw.

– Alexander Pope


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

– Alexander Pope


And, after all, what is a lie? ‘Tis but the truth in a masquerade.

– Alexander Pope


Tis but a part we see, and not a whole.

– Alexander Pope


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

– Alexander Pope