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.
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Wit is the lowest form of humor.
A little learning is a dangerous thing Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring.
No woman ever hates a man for being in love with her, but many a woman hate a man for being a friend to her.
They dream in courtship, but in wedlock wake.
Many men have been capable of doing a wise thing, more a cunning thing, but very few a generous thing.
Some old men, continually praise the time of their youth. In fact, you would almost think that there were no fools in their days, but unluckily they themselves are left as an example.
The most positive men are the most credulous.
True friendship's laws are by this rule expressed Welcome the coming, speed the parting guest.
Genuine religion is not so much a matter of feeling as a matter of principle.
Choose a firm cloud before it fall, and in it Catch, ere she change, the Cynthia of this minute.