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Quotations by author » Alexander Pope
English Poet, 1688-1744
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But thousands die without or this or that, die, and endow a college or a cat
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But touch me, and no minister so sore; Whoever offends at some unlucky time Slides into verse, and hitches in a rhyme, Sacred to ridicule his whole life long, And the sad burden of some merry song
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By foreign hands thy humble grave adorned; By strangers honored, and by strangers mourned.
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Call, if you will, bad rhyming a disease, It gives men happiness, or leaves them ease
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Chaos of thought and passion, all confused; Still by himself abused or disabused; Created half to rise, and half to fall; Great lord of all things, yet a prey to all; Sole judge of truth, in endless error hurled, - The glory, jest, and riddle of the
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Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul
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Chaste to her Husband, frank to all beside,/ A teeming Mistress, but a barren Bride.
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Coffee which makes the politician wise, and see through all things with his half-shut eyes
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Conceit is to nature what paint is to beauty; it not only is useless, but it impairs what it would improve.
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Curse on all laws, but those that love has made.
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Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer, / And without sneering, teach the rest to sneer; / Willing to wound, and yet afraid to strike, / Just hint a fault, and hesitate dislike.
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Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer, And, without sneering, teach the rest to sneer; Willing to wound, and yet afraid to strike, Just hint a fault, and hesitate dislike; Alike reserved to blame or to commend, A timorous foe, and a suspicio
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Destroy his fib or sophistry, in vain,/ The creature's at his dirty work again.
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Did some more sober critics come abroad? If wrong, I smil'd; if right, I kiss'd the rod.
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Die of a rose in aromatic pain?
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Do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame
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Drink is the feast of reason and the flow of soul
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Eternal smiles his emptiness betray,/ As shallow streams run dimpling all the way.
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Extremes in nature equal ends produce; In man they join to some mysterious use.
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Extremes in Nature equal good produce; Extremes in man concur to general use
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