Alexander Pope Quotes (863 quotes)
The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq. ...: Moral essays (1751 edition)
“Many men have been capable of doing a wise thing, more a cunning thing, but very few a generous thing.”
The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq (1797 edition)
“Men must be taught as if you taught them not, and things unknown proposed as things forgot.”
Alexander Pope: Selected Poetry and Prose (2002 edition), Routledge - ISBN: 9781134986897
“Nature and nature's laws lay hid in the night. God said, Let Newton be! and all was light!”
Epitaph intended for Sir Isaac Newton. Also reported as Epigram on Sir Isaac Newton.
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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.