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Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope

Born: May 21, 1688
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Died: May 30, 1744

Occupation: Poet
Profile: Best known for The Dunciad and his translation of Homer.

Number of Quotes: 11

A man should never be ashamed to own he has been in the wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that he is wiser to-day than he was yesterday.

All seems infected that the infected spy, as all looks yellow to the jaundiced eye.

Behold the child, by Nature's kindly law
Pleased with a rattle, tickled with a straw.

Blessed is the man who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.

Coffee, (which makes the politician wise, and see thro' all things with his half-shut eyes).

Here am I, dying of a hundred good symptoms.

Hope springs eternal in the human breast: Man never Is, but always To be blest.

It is with narrow-souled people as with narrow-necked bottles: the less they have in them, the more noise they make in pouring it out.

Some praise at morning what they blame at night; But always think the last opinion right.

To be angry is to revenge the faults of others on ourselves.

To err is human; to forgive, divine.

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