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 little learning is a dangerous thing; drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring: there shallow draughts intoxicate the brain, and drinking largely sobers us again.”
An essay on Criticism
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsAlexander Pope
Born: May 21, 1688
Died: May 30, 1744 (aged 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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“A house without books is like a room without windows. No man has a right to bring up his children without surrounding them with books, if he has the means to buy them. It is wrong to his family. Children learn to read by being in the presence of books. The love of knowledge comes with reading and grows upon it. And the love of knowledge, in a young mind, is almost a warrant against the inferior excitement of passions and vices.”