Quotes by Alexander Pope


How prone to doubt, how cautious are the wise!
– Alexander Pope
A cherub's face, a reptile all the rest.
– Alexander Pope
A God without dominion, providence, and final causes, is nothing else but fate and nature.
– Alexander Pope
A little learning is a dangerous thing; Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring.
– Alexander Pope
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.
– Alexander Pope
A wit with dunces, and a dunce with wits.
– Alexander Pope
A work of art that contains theories is like an object on which the price tag has been left.
– Alexander Pope
All are but parts of one stupendous whole, Whose body Nature is, and God the soul.
– Alexander Pope
All nature is but art unknown to thee.
– Alexander Pope
And all who told it added something new, and all who heard it, made enlargements too.
– Alexander Pope
And, after all, what is a lie? 'Tis but the truth in a masquerade.
– Alexander Pope
Aurora now, fair daughter of the dawn, Sprinkled with rosy light the dewy lawn.
– Alexander Pope
Behold the child, by Nature's kindly law pleased with a rattle, tickled with a straw.
– Alexander Pope
Blest paper-credit! last and best supply! That lends corruption lighter wings to fly!
– Alexander Pope
But blind to former as to future fate, What mortal knows his pre-existent state?
– Alexander Pope
But honest instinct comes a volunteer; Sure never to o'er-shoot, but just to hit, While still too wide or short in human wit.
– Alexander Pope
Did some more sober critics come abroad? If wrong, I smil'd; if right, I kiss'd the rod.
– Alexander Pope
Extremes in nature equal ends produce; In man they join to some mysterious use.
– Alexander Pope
Fondly we think we honor merit then, When we but praise ourselves in other men.
– Alexander Pope
For Forms of Government let fools contest; whatever is best administered is best.
– Alexander Pope