Alexander Pope Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old alexander pope quotes, alexander pope sayings, and alexander pope proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Fools rush in where wise men fear to tread.      

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Hope springs eternal.      

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A little learning is a dangerous thing.      

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A man should never be ashamed to own he has been in the wrong, which is but saying... that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.     

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Ambition first sprung from your blest abodes; The glorious fault of Angels and of Gods.     

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

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In pride, in reasoning pride, our error lies; All quit their sphere and rush into the skies. Pride still is aiming at the bless'd abodes, Men would be angels, angels would be gods.     

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

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Thus sung the shepherds till th' approach of night, The skies yet blushing with departing light, When falling dews with spangles deck'd the glade, And the low sun had lengthened every shade.     

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

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Good God! How often are we to die before we go quite off this stage? In every friend we lose a part of ourselves, and the best part     

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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.     

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

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

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For virtue's self may too much zeal be had; the worst of madmen is a saint run mad.     

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It is with our judgments as with our watches: no two go just alike, yet each believes his own.      

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

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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.     

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Good God! How often are we to die before we go quite off this stage? In every friend we lose a part of ourselves, and the best part.     

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Honor and shame from no condition rise; act well your part, there all the honor lies.     

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Love, free as air at sight of human ties, Spreads his light wings, and in a moment flies.     

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The world forgetting, by the world forgot. Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind! Each pray'r accepted, and each wish resign'd     

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Two purposes in human nature rule. Self- love to urge, and reason to restrain.     

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Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.     

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And all who told it added something new, And all who heard it made enlargements too.     

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All gardening is landscape painting.     

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Hear how the birds, on every blooming spray, With joyous music wake the dawning day.     

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In cold December fragrant chaplets blow, And heavy harvests nod beneath the snow.     

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

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The most positive men are the most credulous.     

Alexander Pope