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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Who shall decide when doctors disagree And soundest casuists doubt like you and me?

Woman's at best a contradiction still.

Act well your part there all the honour lies.

The bookful blockhead ignorantly read With loads of learned lumber in his head.

Not always actions show the man, we find who does a kindness is not therefore kind.

Slave to no sect who takes no private road But looks through Nature up to Nature's God.

There is a certain majesty in simplicity which is far above all the quaintness of wit.

So vast is art so narrow human wit.

Lulled in the countless chambers of the brain our thoughts are linked by many a hidden chain, awake but one and in what myriads rise!

The hungry judges soon the sentence sign and wretches hang that jurymen may dine.

All nature is but art unknown to thee.

Never was it given to mortal man - To lie so boldly as we women can.

Tis but a part we see and not a whole.

A work of art that contains theories is like an object on which the price tag has been left.

And after all what is a lie? 'Tis but the truth in a masquerade.

How prone to doubt how cautious are the wise!

Extremes in nature equal ends produce, In man they join to some mysterious use.

Honor and shame from no condition rise. Act well your part: there all the honor lies.

Satan is wiser now than before and tempts by making rich instead of poor.

If a man's character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.

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