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Alexander Pope

The Quotable Alexander Pope


You want Alexander Pope quotes? Here they are:
  • How index-learning turns no student pale, Yet holds the eel of science by the tail.

  • Those oft are stratagems which errors seem, Nor is it Homer nods, but we that dream.

  • 'T is education forms the common mind: Just as the twig is bent the tree's inclined.

  • For he lives twice who can at once employ, The present well, and e'en the past enjoy.

  • Praise from a friend, or censure from a foe, Are lost on hearers that our merits know.

  • And hence one master-passion in the breast, Like Aaron's serpent, swallows up the rest.

  • Honour and shame from no condition rise; Act well your part, there all the honour lies.

  • If to her share some female errors fall, Look on her face, and you'll forget them all.

  • Love seldom haunts the breast where learning lies, And Venus sets ere Mercury can rise.

  • She who ne'er answers till a husband cools, Or if she rules him, never shows she rules.

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