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About Alexander Pope
Alexander Pope was a celebrated English poet and satirist of the 18th-century known for works such as An Essay on Criticism and The Rape of the Lock published in 1711 and 1712 respectively. He was famous for his frequent use of the heroic couplet in his poems.
He was the only child of Edith and Alexander Pope Senior. He never got married but was alleged to have had a romantic relationship with his friend Martha Blount. He also never had children.
His stunted height and hunchback were caused by the several health issues he suffered as a child, including tuberculosis.
He is one of the most frequently quoted English writers of all time.
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'Tis education forms the common mind just as the twig is bent the tree's inclined.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 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
An honest man's the noblest work of God.Alexander Pope
And, after all, what is a lie? 'Tis but the truth in a masquerade.Alexander Pope
Behold the child, by Nature's kindly law pleased with a rattle, tickled with a straw.Alexander Pope
But blind to former as to future fate, what mortal knows his pre-existent state?Alexander Pope
Education forms the common mind. Just as the twig is bent, the tree's inclined.Alexander Pope
Extremes in nature equal ends produce In man they join to some mysterious use.Alexander Pope
Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.Alexander Pope
For fools rush in where angels fear to tread.Alexander Pope
For Forms of Government let fools contest whatever is best administered is best.Alexander Pope
For modes of faith let graceless zealots fight, His can't be wrong whose life is in the right.Alexander Pope
Health consists with temperance alone.Alexander Pope
Hope springs eternal in the human breast: Man never is, but always To be Blest.Alexander Pope
Hope travels through, nor quits us when we die.Alexander Pope
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.Alexander Pope
If a man's character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.Alexander Pope
Know then this truth, enough for man to know virtue alone is happiness below.Alexander Pope
Know then thyself, presume not God to scan The proper study of mankind is man.Alexander Pope
Lo! The poor Indian, whose untutored mind sees God in clouds, or hears him in the wind.Alexander Pope
Many men have been capable of doing a wise thing, more a cunning thing, but very few a generous thing.Alexander Pope
Nature and nature's laws lay hid in the night. God said, Let Newton be! and all was light!Alexander Pope
Never was it given to mortal man - To lie so boldly as we women can.Alexander Pope
No woman ever hates a man for being in love with her, but many a woman hate a man for being a friend to her.Alexander Pope
One science only will one genius fit so vast is art, so narrow human wit.Alexander Pope
Party-spirit at best is but the madness of many for the gain of a few.Alexander Pope
Pride is still aiming at the best houses: Men would be angels, angels would be gods. Aspiring to be gods, if angels fell aspiring to be angels men rebel.Alexander Pope
Slave to no sect, who takes no private road, But looks through Nature up to Nature's God.Alexander Pope
So vast is art, so narrow human wit.Alexander Pope
Some old men, continually praise the time of their youth. In fact, you would almost think that there were no fools in their days, but unluckily they themselves are left as an example.Alexander Pope
Some people will never learn anything, for this reason, because they understand everything too soon.Alexander Pope
The bookful blockhead, ignorantly read With loads of learned lumber in his head.Alexander Pope
The learned is happy, nature to explore The fool is happy, that he knows no more.Alexander Pope
The most positive men are the most credulous.Alexander Pope
The way of the Creative works through change and transformation, so that each thing receives its true nature and destiny and comes into permanent accord with the Great Harmony: this is what furthers and what perseveres.Alexander Pope
They dream in courtship, but in wedlock wake.Alexander Pope
Tis but a part we see, and not a whole.Alexander Pope
To err is human to forgive, divine.Alexander Pope
True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, as those who move easiest have learned to dance.Alexander Pope
Trust not yourself, but your defects to know, make use of every friend and every foe.Alexander Pope
What some call health, if purchased by perpetual anxiety about diet, isn't much better than tedious disease.Alexander Pope
Wit is the lowest form of humor.Alexander Pope
Woman's at best a contradiction still.Alexander Pope
Alexander Pope's Popularity
Alexander Pope was a famous English poet, who was born on May 21, 1688. As a person born on this date, Alexander Pope is listed in our database as the 26th most popular celebrity for the day (May 21).
People born on May 21 fall under the Zodiac sign of Gemini, the Twins. Alexander Pope is the 1012th most popular Gemini.
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