Alexander Pope Quotes

Alexander Pope Quotes: The lights and shades, whose well-accorded strife gives all the strength and color of our life.
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Alexander Pope Quote: Yet graceful ease, and sweetness void of pride, Might hide her faults, if belles had faults to hide: If to her share some female errors fall, Look on her face, and you'll forget 'em all.
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Quotes about Alexander Pope: What riches give us let us then inquire: Meat, fire, and clothes. What more? Meat, clothes, and fire. Is this too little?
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Quote about Alexander Pope: There should be, methinks, as little merit in loving a woman for her beauty as in loving a man for his prosperity; both being equally subject to change.
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Alexander Pope Sayings: A man who admires a fine woman, has yet not more reason to wish himself her husband, than one who admired the Hesperian fruit, would have had to wish himself the dragon that kept it.
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Alexander Pope Saying: 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.
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Sayings about Alexander Pope: From the moment one sets up for an author, one must be treated as ceremoniously, that is as unfaithfully,
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Saying about Alexander Pope: We may see the small value God has for riches, by the people he gives them to.
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Alexander Pope Quotes: Order is Heaven's first law; and this confessed, some are, and must be, greater than the rest, more rich, more wise; but who infers from hence that such are happier, shocks all common sense. Condition, circumstance, is not the thing; bliss is the same in subject or in king.
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Alexander Pope Quote: The nicest constitutions of government are often like the finest pieces of clock-work, which, depending on so many motions, are therefore more subject to be out of order.
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Quotes about Alexander Pope: The greatest advantage I know of being thought a wit by the world is, that it gives one the greater freedom of playing the fool.
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Quote about Alexander Pope: And all who told it added something new, and all who heard it, made enlargements too.
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Alexander Pope Sayings: Wise wretch! with pleasures too refined to please, With too much spirit to be e'er at ease, With too much quickness ever to be taught, With too much thinking to have common thought: You purchase pain with all that joy can give, And die of nothing but a rage to live.
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Alexander Pope Saying: I think a good deal may be said to extenuate the fault of bad Poets. What we call a Genius, is hard to be distinguish'd by a man himself, from a strong inclination: and if his genius be ever so great, he can not at first discover it any other way, than by giving way to that prevalent propensity which renders him the more liable to be mistaken.
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Sayings about Alexander Pope: True Wit is Nature to advantage dress'd What oft was thought, but ne'er so well express'd; Something whose truth convinced at sight we find, That gives us back the image of our mind. As shades more sweetly recommend the light, So modest plainness sets off sprightly wit.
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Saying about Alexander Pope: What nothing earthly gives, or can destroy,The soul's calm sunshine, and the heart-felt joy,Is virtue's prize.
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Alexander Pope Quotes: Like Cato, give his little senate laws, and sit attentive to his own applause.
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Alexander Pope Quote: Old men, for the most part, are like old chronicles that give you dull but true accounts of times past, and are worth knowing only on that score.
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