Alexander Pope Quotes

The spider's touch, how exquisitely fine! Feels at each thread, and lives along the line:
Alexander Pope (1688-1744), British poet. An Essay on Man (Fr. Epistle I). . . Poetical Works [Alexander Pope]. Herbert Davis, ed. (1978; repr. 1990) Oxford University Press.
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In men we various ruling passions find, In women, two almost divide the kind; Those, only fixed, they first or last obey, The love of pleasure, and the love of sway.
Alexander Pope (1688-1744), British poet. Moral Essays: Epistle to a Lady. . . Poetical Works [Alexander Pope]. Herbert Davis, ed. (1978; repr. 1990) Oxford University Press.
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For forms of Government let fools contest; Whate'er is best administered is best.
Alexander Pope (1688-1744), British satirical poet. An Essay on Man, epistle 3, l. 303-4 (1733).
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Woman's at best a contradiction still.
Alexander Pope (1688-1744), British poet. Moral Essays: Epistle to a Lady. . . Poetical Works [Alexander Pope]. Herbert Davis, ed. (1978; repr. 1990) Oxford University Press.
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'Tis but a part we see, and not a whole.
Alexander Pope (1688-1744), British poet. An Essay on Man (Fr. Epistle I). . . Poetical Works [Alexander Pope]. Herbert Davis, ed. (1978; repr. 1990) Oxford University Press.
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At Timon's villalet us pass a day, Where all cry out,What sums are thrown away!'
Alexander Pope (1688-1744), British poet. Moral Essays: Epistle to Richard Boyle, Earl of Burlington. . . Poetical Works [Alexander Pope]. Herbert Davis, ed. (1978; repr. 1990) Oxford University Press.
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Laugh where we must, be candid where we can; But vindicate the ways of God to Man.
Alexander Pope (1688-1744), British poet. An Essay on Man (Fr. Epistle I). . . Poetical Works [Alexander Pope]. Herbert Davis, ed. (1978; repr. 1990) Oxford University Press.
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To rest, the cushion and soft dean invite, Who never mentions hell to ears polite.
Alexander Pope (1688-1744), British poet. Moral Essays: Epistle to Richard Boyle, Earl of Burlington. . . Poetical Works [Alexander Pope]. Herbert Davis, ed. (1978; repr. 1990) Oxford University Press.
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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.
Alexander Pope (1688-1744), British poet. An Essay on Man (Fr. Epistle I). . . Poetical Works [Alexander Pope]. Herbert Davis, ed. (1978; repr. 1990) Oxford University Press.
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Lo, what huge heaps of littleness around!
Alexander Pope (1688-1744), British poet. Moral Essays: Epistle to Richard Boyle, Earl of Burlington. . . Poetical Works [Alexander Pope]. Herbert Davis, ed. (1978; repr. 1990) Oxford University Press.
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