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Alexander Pope Quote: “Lo! the poor Indian! whose untutor’d mind Sees God in clouds, or hears him in the wind; His soul proud Science never taught to stray Far as the solar walk or milky way.”
Alexander Pope Quote: “Why did I write? whose sin to me unknown Dipt me in ink, my parents’, or my own? As yet a child, nor yet a fool to fame, I lisp’d in numbers, for the numbers came.”
Alexander Pope Quote: “Blest paper-credit! last and best supply! That lends corruption lighter wings to fly!”
Alexander Pope Quote: “Heav’n from all creatures hides the book of fate, All but the page prescribed, their present state: From brutes what men, from men what spirits know: Or who could suffer being here below?”
Alexander Pope Quote: “Expression is the dress of thought, and still Appears more decent as more suitable; A vile conceit in pompous words express’d, Is like a clown in regal purple dress’d.”
Alexander Pope Quote: “Of darkness visible so much be lent, as half to show, half veil, the deep intent.”
Alexander Pope Quote: “Love seldom haunts the breast where learning lies, And Venus sets ere Mercury can rise.”
Alexander Pope Quote: “The people’s voice is odd, It is, and it is not, the voice of God.”
Alexander Pope Quote: “What woeful stuff this madrigal would be, In some starved hackney sonneteer, or me! But let a lord once own the happy lines, How the wit brightens! how the style refines!”
Alexander Pope Quote: “And hence one master-passion in the breast, Like Aaron’s serpent, swallows up the rest.”
Alexander Pope Quote: “From Nature’s chain whatever link you strike, Tenth or ten thousandth, breaks the chain alike.”
Alexander Pope Quote: “Trust not yourself, but your defects to know, make use of every friend and every foe.”
Alexander Pope Quote: “Be thou the first true merit to befriend, his praise is lost who stays till all commend.”
Alexander Pope Quote: “What then remains, but well our power to use, And keep good-humor still whate’er we lose? And trust me, dear, good-humor can prevail, When airs, and flights, and screams, and scolding fail.”
Alexander Pope Quote: “Religion blushing, veils her sacred fires, And unawares Morality expires.”
Alexander Pope Quote: “Those oft are stratagems which errors seem Nor is it Homer nods, but we that dream;.”
Alexander Pope Quote: “What nothing earthly gives, or can destroy, The soul’s calm sunshine, and the heart-felt joy, Is virtue’s prize.”
Alexander Pope Quote: “The greatest magnifying glasses in the world are a man’s own eyes when they look upon his own person.”
Alexander Pope Quote: “Heaven gave to woman the peculiar grace To spin, to weep, and cully human race.”
Alexander Pope Quote: “Woman’s at best a contradiction still.”
Alexander Pope Quote: “Vast chain of being! which from God began, Natures ethereal, human, angel, man, Beast, bird, fish, insect, what no eye can see, No glass can reach, from infinite to Thee, From Thee to nothing.”
Alexander Pope Quote: “Did some more sober critics come abroad? If wrong, I smil’d; if right, I kiss’d the rod.”
Alexander Pope Quote: “When to mischief mortals bend their will, how soon they find it instruments of ill.”
Alexander Pope Quote: “A perfect judge will read each word of wit with the same spirit that its author writ.”
Alexander Pope Quote: “Like Cato, give his little senate laws, and sit attentive to his own applause.”
Alexander Pope Quote: “Of Manners gentle, of Affections mild; In Wit a man; Simplicity, a child.”
Alexander Pope Quote: “Some are bewildered in the maze of schools, And some made coxcombs nature meant but fools.”
Alexander Pope Quote: “Whoever thinks a faultless piece to see, Thinks what ne’er was, nor is, nor e’er shall be.”
Alexander Pope Quote: “Ask you what provocation I have had? The strong antipathy of good to bad.”
Alexander Pope Quote: “Curse on all laws but those which love has made.”
Alexander Pope Quote: “Some have at first for wits, then poets passed, Turned critics next, and proved plain fools at last.”
Alexander Pope Quote: “Oh, when shall Britain, conscious of her claim, Stand emulous of Greek and Roman fame? In living medals see her wars enroll’d, And vanquished realms supply recording gold?”
Alexander Pope Quote: “How index-learning turns no student pale, Yet holds the eel of science by the tail!”
Alexander Pope Quote: “In pride, in reas’ning pride, our error lies; All quit their sphere and rush into the skies. Pride still is aiming at the bless’d abodes, Men would be angels, angels would be gods.”
Alexander Pope Quote: “Go, wiser thou! and in thy scale of sense weigh thy opinion against Providence.”
Alexander Pope Quote: “But thinks, admitted to that equal sky, His faithful dog shall bear him company.”
Alexander Pope Quote: “The learned is happy, nature to explore; The fool is happy, that he knows no more.”
Alexander Pope Quote: “In every work regard the writer’s end, Since none can compass more than they intend.”
Alexander Pope Quote: “See! From the brake the whirring pheasant springs, And mounts exulting on triumphant wings; Short is his joy! He feels the fiery wound, Flutters in blood, and panting beats the ground.”
Alexander Pope Quote: “Index-learning turns no student pale, Yet holds the eel of Science by the tail. Index-learning is a term used to mock pretenders who acquire superficial knowledge merely by consulting indexes.”
Alexander Pope Quote: “A brain of feathers, and a heart of lead.”
Alexander Pope Quote: “Every man has just as much vanity as he wants understanding.”
Alexander Pope Quote: “The bookful blockhead, ignorantly read With loads of learned lumber in his head.”
Alexander Pope Quote: “Truth shines the brighter, clad in verse.”
Alexander Pope Quote: “Every woman is at heart a rake.”
Alexander Pope Quote: “Search then the ruling passion; there alone, The wild are constant, and the cunning known; The fool consistent, and the false sincere; Priests, princes, women, no dissemblers here.”
Alexander Pope Quote: “To be, contents his natural desire, He asks no angel’s wing, no seraph’s fire; But thinks, admitted to that equal sky, His faithful dog shall bear him company. Go wiser thou! and in thy scale of sense Weigh thy opinion against Providence.”
Alexander Pope Quote: “Love, Hope, and Joy, fair pleasure’s smiling train, Hate, Fear, and Grief, the family of pain, These mix’d with art, and to due bounds confin’d Make and maintain the balance of the mind.”
Alexander Pope Quote: “Ten censure wrong for one who writes amiss.”
Alexander Pope Quote: “Men, some to business, some to pleasure take; But every woman is at heart a rake.”
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