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Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope (21 May 1688 – 30 May 1744) was an 18th-century English poet. He is best known for his satirical verse, as well as for his translation of Homer. 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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The most positive men are the most credulous.

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Tis not enough your counsel still be true; Blunt truths more mischief than nice falsehoods do.

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Nature and nature's laws lay hid in the night. God said, Let Newton be! and all was light!

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The way of the Creative works through change and transformation, so that each thing receives its tru ...

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Lo! The poor Indian, whose untutored mind sees God in clouds, or hears him in the wind.

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Pride is still aiming at the best houses: Men would be angels, angels would be gods. Aspiring to be ...

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In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the firs ...

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Lulled in the countless chambers of the brain, our thoughts are linked by many a hidden chain; awake ...

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Order is heaven's first law.

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To err is human; to forgive, divine.

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

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A God without dominion, providence, and final causes, is nothing else but fate and nature.

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The worst of madmen is a saint run mad.

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For modes of faith let graceless zealots fight, His can't be wrong whose life is in the right.

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I find myself hoping a total end of all the unhappy divisions of mankind by party-spirit, which at b ...

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