Alexander Pope (1688 – 1744) was an English poet, satirist, and translator. He was first taught to read by his aunt and soon developed a love of books, later being mainly self-educated. At the age of twelve he developed tuberculosis of the spine, which crippled and troubled him throughout his life. Pope was only twenty-one when the first of his numerous writings was published. He is regarded as a master of the heroic couplet. His best known works being The Rape of the Lock, The Dunciad, and An Essay on Criticism.
Quotes by Alexander Pope…
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.
Let fortune do her worst, whatever she makes us lose, so long as she never makes us lose our honesty and independence.
All are but parts of one stupendous whole.
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.
Know then thyself, presume not God to scan, the proper study of mankind is man.
Condition, circumstance, is not the thing; bliss is the same in subject or in king.