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50+ Best Alexander Pope Quotes, Sayings & Quotations

Explore and Share Popular Alexander Pope Quotes, Quotations etc. Enjoy These Alexander Pope Quotes By Sharing With Your Friends, Relatives and Love One’s On Facebook, Whatsapp, Twitter, Gmail, etc. Alexander Pope was an 18th-century English poet. He is best known for his satirical verse, as well as for his translation of Homer.

Great Alexander Pope Quotes

“Get place and wealth, if possible with grace; if not, by any means get wealth and place.”

“Happy the man whose wish and care a few paternal acres bound, content to breathe his native air in his own ground.”

“Health consists with temperance alone.”

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

“Honor and shame from no condition rise. Act well your part: there all the honor lies.”

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

“Hope travels through, nor quits us when we die.”

“How happy is the blameless vestal’s lot? The world forgetting, by the world forgot.”

“How prone to doubt, how cautious are the wise!”

“How shall I lose the sin, yet keep the sense, and love the offender, yet detest the offence?”

“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.”

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

“In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.”

“Is pride, the never-failing vice of fools.”

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

Impressive Alexander Pope Quotes

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

“Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.”

“Beauties in vain their pretty eyes may roll; charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul.”

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

“Blessed is the man who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed was the ninth beatitude.”

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

“But Satan now is wiser than of yore, and tempts by making rich, not making poor.”

“Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul.”


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

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

“Fondly we think we honor merit then, When we but praise ourselves in other men.”

“Fools admire, but men of sense approve.”

“Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.”

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

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

“Gentle dullness ever loves a joke.”

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

Superb Alexander Pope Quotes

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

“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.”

“A wit with dunces, and a dunce with wits.”

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

“Act well your part, there all the honour lies.”

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

“All nature is but art unknown to thee.”

“An honest man’s the noblest work of God.”

“And all who told it added something new, and all who heard it, made enlargements too.”

“And die of nothing but a rage to live.”

“Men would be angels, angels would be gods.”

“Passions are the gales of life.”

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

“At every word a reputation dies.”

“Genius creates, and taste preserves. Taste is the good sense of genius; without taste, genius is only sublime folly.”

“Like Cato, give his little senate laws, and sit attentive to his own applause.”

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

“Lo, what huge heaps of littleness around!”

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