Alexander Pope:-Alexander Pope (21 May 1688 – 30 May 1744) was an 18th-century English poet. He is best known for his satirical verse, including Essay on Criticism, The Rape of the Lock and The Dunciad, and for his translation of Homer.
He is the second most frequently quoted writer in The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations after Shakespeare.
From the age of 12, he suffered numerous health problems including Pott’s disease, which deformed his body and stunted his growth.
He also suffered from respiratory difficulties, high fevers, inflamed eyes, and abdominal pain.
His poor health alienated him from society, and though he had many female friends to whom he wrote witty letters, he never married.
Inspirational Alexander Pope Quotes
“No one should be ashamed to admit they are wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that they are wiser today than they were yesterday.”-Alexander Pope
“Teach me to feel another’s woe, to hide the fault I see, that mercy I to others show, that mercy show to me.”-Alexander Pope
“To err is human; to forgive, divine.”-Alexander Pope
“A little learning is a dangerous thing; Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring.”-Alexander Pope
“Truth needs no flowers of speech.”-Alexander Pope
“The greatest magnifying glasses in the world are a man’s own eyes when they look upon his own person.”-Alexander Pope
“Blessed is the man who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed was the ninth beatitude.”-Alexander Pope
“Some people will never learn anything, for this reason, because they understand everything too soon.”-Alexander Pope
“To swear is neither brave, polite, nor wise.”-Alexander Pope
Famous Alexander Pope Quotes
“Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.”-Alexander Pope
“To be angry is to revenge the faults of others on ourselves.”-Alexander Pope
“A youth of frolic, an old age of cards.”-Alexander Pope
“As the twig is bent, so grows the tree.”-Alexander Pope
“O peace! how many wars were waged in thy name?”-Alexander Pope
“This long disease, my life.”-Alexander Pope
“The strength of mind is exercise, not rest.”-Alexander Pope
“Act well your part, there all the honor lies.”-Alexander Pope
“It often happens that those are the best people whose characters have been most injured by slanderers: as we usually find that to be the sweetest fruit which the birds have been picking at.”-Alexander Pope
“The conceit is to nature what paint is to beauty; it is not only needless, but it impairs what it would improve.”-Alexander Pope
“He who tells a lie is not sensible of how great a task he undertakes; for he must be forced to invent twenty more to maintain that one.”-Alexander Pope
“A little learning is a dangerous thing; drink of it deeply, or taste it not, for shallow thoughts intoxicate the brain, and drinking deeply sobers us again.”-Alexander Pope