Quotes by Alexander Pope

Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.
– Alexander Pope

Pleased to look forward, pleased to look behind, and count each birthday with a grateful mind.
– Alexander Pope

To err is human, to forgive, divine.
– Alexander Pope

Extremes in nature equal ends produce; In man they join to some mysterious use.
– Alexander Pope

Some people will never learn anything, for this reason, because they understand everything too soon.
– Alexander Pope

An honest man’s the noblest work of God.
– Alexander Pope

Where beams of imagination play,
The memory’s soft figures melt away.
– Alexander Pope

We think our fathers fools, so wise we grow. Our wiser sons, no doubt will think us so.
– Alexander Pope

The ruling passion, be it what it will, The ruling passion conquers reason still.
– Alexander Pope

Trust not yourself, but your defects to know, make use of every friend and every foe.

– Alexander Pope

An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie;for an excuse is a lie guarded.
– Alexander Pope

What Reason weaves, by Passion is undone.
– Alexander Pope

Death, only death, can break the lasting chain;
And here, ev’n then, shall my cold dust remain.
— Alexander Pope

What’s fame? a fancy’d life in other’s breath. A thing beyond us, even before our death.
– Alexander Pope

Remembrance and reflection how allied!
What thin partitions Sense from Thought divide!
— Alexander Pope

The world forgetting by the world forgot.
— Alexander Pope

Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends.
— Alexander Pope

Our judgments, like our watches, none
go just alike, yet each believes his own”
— Alexander Pope

Words are like Leaves; and where they most abound,
Much Fruit of Sense beneath is rarely found.
— Alexander Pope

If you want to know what God thinks about money just look at the people He gives it to.
— Alexander Pope

Act well your part, there all the honour lies.
– Alexander Pope

To Err is Human, to Nap, Divine.
– Alexander Pope

Do you find yourself making excuses when you do not perform? Shed the excuses and face reality. Excuses are the loser’s way out. They will mar your credibility and stunt your personal growth.
– 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

Fame can never make us lie down contentedly on a deathbed.
– Alexander Pope

Our rural ancestors, with little blest, Patient of labour when the end was rest, Indulged the day that housed their annual grain, With feasts, and off’rings, and a thankful strain.
– Alexander Pope

Invention furnishes Art with all her materials, and without it, Judgement itself can at best but steal wisely.
— Alexander Pope

The pride of aiming at more knowledge, and pretending to more perfection, is the cause of Man’s error and misery.
— Alexander Pope

Many men have been capable of doing a wise thing, more a cunning thing, but very few a generous thing.

– Alexander Pope

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

– Alexander Pope

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