Alexander Pope
(1688-1744) Alexander Pope was an English poet who, modeling himself after the great poets of classical antiquity, wrote highly polished verse, often in a didactic or satirical vein. In verse translations, moral and critical essays, and satires that made him the foremost poet of his age, he brought the heroic couplet, which had been refined by John Dryden, to ultimate perfection. His parents were Roman Catholics, which automatically barred him from England's Protestant universities. Until he was 12 years old, he was educated largely by priests; primarily self-taught afterward, he read widely in English letters, as well as in French, Italian, Latin, and Greek. A devastating illness, probably tuberculosis of the spine, struck him in childhood, leaving him deformed. He never grew taller than 4 ft 6 in and was subject to violent headaches. Perhaps as a result of this condition, he was hypersensitive and exceptionally irritable all his life. In 1717 Pope moved to a villa in Twickenham, west of London on the Thames River, where he lived for the rest of his life. The most celebrated personages of the day came to visit him there. He was a bitterly quarrelsome man and attacked his literary contemporaries viciously and often without provocation. To some, however, he was warm and affectionate; he had a long and close friendship with the English writers Jonathan Swift and John Gay. Source.
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Er ikke fravær døden for de, som elsker? Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Karakterstyrke er en øvelse, ikke hvile. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Korpsånd, i bedste fald manges galskab til fordelt for få. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Mennesker ville være engle, engle ville være gud. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Nogle har først passeret for åndfulde; derpå for digtere; er rask blevet kritikere dernæst; og har vist sig at være rene tåber tilsidst. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Tåber farer ind, hvor engle frygter at træde. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Verdens største lup er en mands øje, når han betragter sig selv. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven

A little learning is a dang'rous thing; Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring: There shallow draughts intoxicate the brain, And drinking largely sobers us again. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
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 today than he was yesterday. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
A wit 's a feather, and a chief a rod; An honest man 's the noblest work of God. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Absent or dead, still let a friend be dear. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
All are but parts of one stupendous whole, Whose body Nature is, and God the soul. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
All gardening is landscape painting. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
An atheist is but a mad, ridiculous derider of piety, but a hypocrite makes a sober jest of God and religion; he finds it easier to be upon his knees than to rise to a good action. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
An honest man's the noblest work of God. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
And if I lose thy love, I lose my all. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
And love the offender, yet detest the offence. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
And make each day a critic on the last. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
And mistress of herself, though china fall. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Ask you what provocation I have had? The strong antipathy of good to bad. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
At every word a reputation dies. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
At ev'ry trifle scorn to take offense. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
At være vred er at hævne andres fejl på dig selv. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Authors, like coins, grow dear as they grow old: It is the rust we value, not the gold. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Be silent always when you doubt your sense. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Behold the child, by nature's kindly law, pleased with a rattle, tickled with a straw. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Blessed is the man who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Curse on all laws but those which love has made! Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Die of a rose in aromatic pain. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
False happiness is like false money; it passes for a time as well as the true, and serves some ordinary occasions; but when it is brought to the touch, we find the lightness and alloy, and feel the loss. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Fame, wealth, and honour! what are you to Love? Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Fools admire, but men of sense approve. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Fools rush in where angels fear to tread. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
For he lives twice who can at once employ The present well, and ev'n the past enjoy. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Genuine religion is not so much a matter of feeling as a matter of principle. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
He best can paint them who shall feel them most. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Here am I, dying of a hundred good symptoms. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Hope travels through, nor quits us when we die. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
How do we know that we have a right to kill creatures that we are so little above, as dogs, for our curiosity or even for some use to us? Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
How happy is the blameless vestal's lot! The world forgetting, by the world forgot. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
How vast a memory has Love! Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
If to her share some female errors fall, Look on her face, and you'll forget them all. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Is not absence death to those who love? Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
It is with our judgment as our watches, none go just alike, yet each believes his own. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Know then this truth, enough for man to know virtue alone is happiness below. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Know then thyself, presume not God to scan, The proper study of mankind is man. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Let spades be trumps! she said, and trumps they were. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Many men have been capable of doing a wise thing, More a cunning thing, but very few a generous thing. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Men would be angels, angels would be gods. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Men, some to business, some to pleasure take; But every woman is at heart a rake. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Most authors steal their works, or buy. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Nature and Nature's laws lay hid in Night, God said, Let Newton be! And all was Light. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Not to go back is somewhat to advance, and men must walk, at least, before they dance. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
On life's vast ocean diversely we sail, Reason the card, but passion is the gale. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
One science only will one genius fit: So vast is art, so narrow human wit. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Order is Heaven's first law. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Party-spirit, which at best is but the madness of many for the gain of a few. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Satire's my weapon, but I'm too discreet. To run amuck, and tilt at all I meet. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Say, is not absence death to those who love? Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
So perish all who do the like again. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Some people will never learn anything, for this reason, because they understand everything too soon. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Some praise at morning what they blame at night, But always think the last opinion right. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
The same ambition can destroy or save, and makes a patriot as it makes a knave. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
The wrath of Peleus' son, the direful spring Of all the Grecian woes, O goddess sing! Another version: Achilles' wrath, to Greece the direful spring Of woes unnumbered, heavenly goddess, sing! , Translation of the Iliad, 1715   Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
There is a certain majesty in simplicity which is far above all the quaintness of wit. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
They dream in courtship, but in wedlock wake. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Thou wert my guide, philosopher, and friend. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
'Tis but a part we see, and not a whole. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
'Tis education forms the common mind: Just as the twig is bent the tree's inclined. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
To be angry is to revenge the faults of others on ourselves. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
To err is human, to forgive divine. , An Essay on Criticism   Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Trust not yourself, but your defects to know, make use of every friend and every foe. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Truth needs not flowers of speech. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Whatever is, is right. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
When men grow virtuous in their old age, they only make a sacrifice to God of the devil's leavings. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
When much dispute has past, we find our tenets just the same at last. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Who breaks a butterfly on a wheel? Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Who builds a church to God and not to fame, Will never mark the marble with his name. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Who combats bravely is not therefore brave, He dreads a death-bed like the meanest slave: Who reasons wisely is not therefore wise,— His pride in reasoning, not in acting lies. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Why has not man a microscopic eye? For this plain reason: man is not a fly. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Woman's at best a contradiction still. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Words are like leaves; and where they most abound, Much fruit of sense beneath is rarely found. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Yes, I am proud; I must be proud to see Men not afraid of God, afraid of me. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
You eat, in dreams, the custard of the day. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
You purchase pain with all that joy can give, And die of nothing but a rage to live. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven

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