Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope (21 May 1688 – 30 May 1744) was an 18th-century English poet. He is best known for his satirical verse and for his translation of Homer, and he is also famous for his use of the heroic couplet. He is the second-most frequently quoted writer in The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations after Shakespeare.

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A God without dominion, providence and final causes is nothing else but fate and nature.

I find myself hoping a total end of all the unhappy divisions of mankind by party-spirit which at best is but the madness of many for the gain of a few.

Blessed is the man who expects nothing for he shall never be disappointed was the ninth beatitude.

The greatest magnifying glasses in the world are a man's own eyes when they look upon his own person.

The vulgar boil the learned roast an egg.

On life's vast ocean diversely we sail. Reasons the card but passion the gale.

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.

Party-spirit at best is but the madness of many for the gain of a few.

Like Cato give his little senate laws and sit attentive to his own applause.

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