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Alexander Pope Quotes

(1688-1744), British Poet, Critic, Translator

Let me tell you I am better acquainted with you for a long absence, as men are with themselves for a long affliction: absence does but hold off a friend, to make one see him the truer.

Category: Absence

Fools admire, but men of sense approve.

Category: Admiration

Some old men, continually praise the time of their youth. In fact, you would almost think that there were no fools in their days, but unluckily they themselves are left as an example.

Category: Age And Aging

Men would be angels, angels would be gods.

Category: Ambition

We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.

Category: America

True disputants are like true sportsman: their whole delight is in the pursuit.

Category: Argument

When much dispute has past, we find our tenets just the same as last.

Category: Argument

Sure of their qualities and demanding praise, more go to ruined fortunes than are raised.

Category: Arrogance

The hidden harmony is better than the obvious.

Category: Arts And Artists

Never elated when someone's oppressed, never dejected when another one's blessed.

Category: Attitude

Let sinful bachelors their woes deplore; full well they merit all they feel, and more: unaw by precepts, human or divine, like birds and beasts, promiscuously they join.

Category: Bachelor

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

Category: Beauty

The scripture in times of disputes is like an open town in times of war, which serves in differently the occasions of both parties.

Category: Bible

Be not the first by which a new thing is tried, or the last to lay the old aside.

Category: Change

Lo! thy dread empire, Chaos! is restored; dies before thy uncreating word: thy hand, great Anarch! lets the curtain fall; and universal darkness buries all.

Category: Chaos