Alexander Pope Quote
“Vast chain of Being, which from God began, Natures aethereal, human, angel, man, Beast, bird, fish, insect! what no eye can see, No glass can reach; from Infinite to thee, From thee to Nothing!”
An Essay on Man Epistle 1, l. 237 (1733)
Letter to William Fortescue, Sept. 23 1725. Variant: "Blessed is the man who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed was the ninth beatitude."
“Some people will never learn anything, for this reason, because they understand everything too soon.”
Thoughts on Various Subjects (1727)
“A man should never be ashamed to own he has been in the wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.”
Thoughts on Various Subjects (1727). Sometimes attributed to Jonathan Swift for the fact that the quote was published in Swift's Miscellanies (1727)
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsAlexander Pope
Born: May 21, 1688
Died: May 30, 1744 (age 56)
Bio: Alexander Pope was an 18th-century English poet, best known for his satirical verse and for his translation of Homer. Famous for his use of the heroic couplet, he is the third-most frequently quoted writer in The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, after Shakespeare and Tennyson.
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