Alexander Pope Quotes

Silence! coeval with eternity! thou wert ere Nature's self began to be; thine was the sway ere heaven was formed on earth, ere fruitful thought conceived creation's birth.

Alexander Pope

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

Alexander Pope

How glowing guilt exalts the keen delight!

Alexander Pope

Envy will merit as its shade pursue, But like a shadow, proves the substance true.

Alexander Pope

Atheists put on false courage in the midst of their darkness and misaprehensions, like children who, when they fear to go in the dark,will sing or whistle to keep their courage.

Alexander Pope

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

Alexander Pope

At every word a reputation dies.

Alexander Pope

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

Alexander Pope

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

Our proper bliss depends on what we blame.

Alexander Pope

Some praise at morning what they blame at night.

Alexander Pope

To happy convents, bosomed deep in vines, Where slumber abbots, purple as their wines.

Alexander Pope

And wine can of their wits the wise beguile, make the sage frolic, and the serious smile.

Alexander Pope

A wit with dunces, and a dunce with wits.

Alexander Pope

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

Alexander Pope
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