Best Alexander Pope Quotes

Alexander Pope was a poet and satirist of the Augustan period, After Shakespeare, he is the second-most quoted author in The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations. Here are some of the best Alexander pope quotes.

“Teach me to feel another’s woe, to hide the fault I see, that mercy I to others show, that mercy show to me.”

“Many men have been capable of doing a wise thing, more a cunning thing, but very few a generous thing.”

“To err is human; to forgive, divine.”

“Some people will never learn anything, for this reason, because they understand everything too soon.”

Alexander Pope Quotes

“On life’s vast ocean diversely we sail. Reasons the card, but passion the gale.”

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

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

“An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie; for an excuse is a lie guarded.”

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

“He who tells a lie is not sensible of how great a task he undertakes; for he must be forced to invent twenty more to maintain that one.”

“Aurora now, fair daughter of the dawn, Sprinkled with rosy light the dewy lawn.”

Alexander Pope Quotes

“Love, free as air, at sight of human ties, Spreads his light wings, and in a moment flies.”

“Praise undeserved, is satire in disguise.”

“The sound must seem an echo to the sense.”

“He best can paint them who shall feel them most.”

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

“Fools admire, but men of sense approve.”

“Trust not yourself, but your defects to know, make use of every friend and every foe.”

“The vulgar boil, the learned roast, an egg.”

“Be thou the first true merit to befriend, his praise is lost who stays till all commend.”

“A Little knowledge is a dangerous thing, so is a lot. ”

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