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Quotations by author » Alexander Pope
English Poet, 1688-1744
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Ask where's the North? At York 'tis on the Tweed; In Scotland at the Orcades; and there, At Greenland, Zembla, or the Lord knows where
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Ask you what provocation I have had?/ The strong antipathy of good to bad.
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At every trifle take offence, that always shows great pride or little sense.
Pride
At every trifle, scorn to take offence; that always shows great pride, or little sense
Pride
At every word a reputation dies.
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Aurora now, fair daughter of the dawn, Sprinkled with rosy light the dewy lawn.
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Authors, like coins, grow dear as they grow old:
It is the rust we value, not the gold.
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Awake my St John! Leave all meaner things/ To low ambition, and the pride of kings./ Let us, since life can little more supply/ Than just to look about us and to die,/ Expatiate free o'er all this scene of man;/ A mighty maze! but not without a plan.
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Be niggards of advice on no pretense, For the worst avarice is that of sense
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Be not the first by which a new thing is tried, or the last to lay the old aside.
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Be not the first by whom the new are tried, /Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
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Beauties in vain their pretty eyes may roll; charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul.
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Behold the child, by nature's kindly law, pleased with a rattle, tickled with a straw.
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Believe him, he has known the world too long, and seen the death of much immortal song.
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Blest paper-credit! last and best supply! That lends corruption lighter wings to fly!
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But blind to former as to future fate, what mortal knows his pre-existent state?
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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.
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But let a lord once own the happy lines,/ How the wit brightens! how the style refines!
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But Satan now is wiser than of yore, and tempts by making rich, not making poor.
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But see, Orion sheds unwholesome dews; Arise, the pines a noxious shade diffuse; Sharp Boreas blows, and Nature feels decay, Time conquers all, and we must Time obey
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