English poet (1688–1744)
Alexander Pope was an English poet, translator, and satirist of the Enlightenment era who is considered one of the most prominent English poets of the early 18th century. An exponent of Augustan literature, Pope is best known for his satirical and discursive poetry including The Rape of the Lock, The Dunciad, and An Essay on Criticism, and for his translation of Homer.
Alexander Pope Quotes
So vast is art, so narrow human wit.
True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, as those who move easiest have learned to dance.
All nature is but art unknown to thee.
A work of art that contains theories is like an object on which the price tag has been left.
One science only will one genius fit so vast is art, so narrow human wit.
I find myself hoping a total end of all the unhappy divisions of mankind by party-spirit, which at best is but the madness of many for the gain of a few.
For Forms of Government let fools contest whatever is best administered is best.
Pride is still aiming at the best houses: Men would be angels, angels would be gods. Aspiring to be gods, if angels fell aspiring to be angels men rebel.
Woman's at best a contradiction still.
Party-spirit at best is but the madness of many for the gain of a few.