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A list of the best Alexander Pope quotes. This list is arranged by which famous Alexander Pope quotes have received the most votes, so only the greatest Alexander Pope quotes are at the top of the list. All the most popular quotes from Alexander Pope should be listed here, but if any were missed you can add more at the end of the list. This list includes notable Alexander Pope quotes on various subjects, many of which are inspirational and thought provoking.

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To err is human, to forgive is divine. Alexander Pope
2
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. Alexander Pope
3
Charm strikes the sight, but merit wins the soul. Alexander Pope
4
Fools rush in where Angels fear to tread. Alexander Pope
5
Education forms the common mind. Just as the twig is bent, the tree's inclined. Alexander Pope
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A man should never be ashamed to own that he is wrong, which is but saying in other words that he is wiser today than he was yesterday. Alexander Pope
7
Praise undeserved, is satire in disguise. Alexander Pope
8
Blessed is the man who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed was the ninth beatitude. Alexander Pope
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Act well your part; there all honor lies. Alexander Pope
10
Teach me to feel another's woe. To hide the fault I see: That the mercy I show to others; that mercy also show to me. Alexander Pope
11
Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends. Alexander Pope
12
No one should be ashamed to admit they are wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that they are wiser today than they were yesterday. Alexander Pope
13
The hidden harmony is better than the obvious. Alexander Pope
14
Many people are capable of doing a wise thing, more a cunning thing, but very few a generous thing. Alexander Pope
15
Not to go back is somewhat to advance, and men must walk, at least, before they dance. Alexander Pope
16
We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people. Alexander Pope
17
We think our fathers fools, so wise we grow. Our wiser sons, no doubt will think us so. Alexander Pope
18
Learn to live well, or fairly make your will; you played, and loved, and ate, and drunk your fill: walk sober off; before a sprightlier age comes tittering on, and shoves you from the stage: leave such to trifle with more grace and ease, whom Folly pleases, and whose Follies please. Alexander Pope
19
I was not born for courts and great affairs, but I pay my debts, believe and say my prayers. Alexander Pope
20
True wit is nature to advantage dressed, what oft was thought, but never so well expressed. Alexander Pope
21
Trust not yourself, but your defects to know, make use of every friend and every foe. Alexander Pope
22
Happy the man whose wish and care a few paternal acres bound, content to breathe his native air in his own ground. Alexander Pope
23
To be angry is to revenge the faults of others on ourselves. Alexander Pope
24
Passions are the gales of life. Alexander Pope
25
The hungry judges soon the sentence sign, and wretches hang that jurymen may dine. Alexander Pope