Authors - Alexander Pope

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Alexander Pope (21 May 1688 - 30 May 1744) 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. - Wikipedia

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Quote 488by Anonymous on 05/01/2011

How happy is the blameless Vestal's lot! The world forgetting, by the world forgot. Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind! Each pray'r accepted, and each wish resign'd.
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    Quote 956by Anonymous on 09/01/2011

    To err is human; to forgive is divine.
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      Quote 1364by Anonymous on 12/01/2011

      Let me tell you I am better acquainted with you for a long absence, as men are with themselves for a long affliction: absence does but hold off a friend, to make one see him the truer.
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        Quote 3161by Anonymous on 05/02/2011

        Strength of mind is exercise, not rest.
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          Quote 4719by Anonymous on 26/02/2011

          Do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame.
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            Quote 5013by Anonymous on 05/05/2011

            An honest man is the noblest work of God.
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              Quote 5607by Anonymous on 29/07/2011

              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.
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                Quote 5673by Anonymous on 18/08/2011

                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.
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                  Quote 6295by Anonymous on 18/09/2011

                  Man: the glory, jest, and riddle of the world.
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                    Quote 6700by Anonymous on 04/10/2011

                    Ten censure wrong, for one that writes amiss.
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                      Quote 7015by Anonymous on 16/10/2011

                      And all who told it added something new, And all who heard it made enlargements too.
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                        Quote 7198by Anonymous on 27/10/2011

                        Our passions are like convulsion fits, which, though they make us stronger for a time, leave us the weaker ever after.
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                          Quote 7597by Anonymous on 28/12/2011

                          A man should never be ashamed to own he has been wrong, which is but saying, that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.
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                            Quote 8148by Anonymous on 25/04/2012

                            Wit is the lowest form of humor.
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                              Quote 8336by Anonymous on 06/05/2012

                              Some people will never learn anything, for this reason, because they understand everything too soon.
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                                Quote 8808by Anonymous on 30/05/2012

                                The bookful blockhead, ignorantly read With loads of learned lumber in his head.
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                                  Quote 9198by Anonymous on 26/06/2012

                                  To err is human; to forgive, divine.
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                                    Quote 9231by Anonymous on 01/07/2012

                                    So vast is art, so narrow human wit.
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                                      Quote 9492by Anonymous on 01/08/2012

                                      They dream in courtship, but in wedlock wake.
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                                        Quote 13583by Anonymous on 04/08/2013

                                        Amusement is the happiness of those who cannot think.
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