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Alexander Pope was an eighteenth-century English poet, best known for his satirical verse and for his translation of Homer. He is the third most frequently quoted writer in The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, after Shakespeare and Tennyson. Pope is famous for his use of the heroic couplet.. English poet


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Quote Left Know then thyself, presume not God to scan; The proper study of mankind is man. Quote Right
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Quote Left Teach me to feel another's woe, to hide the fault I see, that mercy I to others show, that mercy show to me. Quote Right
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Quote Left When much dispute has past, we find our tenets just the same as last. Quote Right
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Quote Left The most positive men are the most credulous. Quote Right
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Quote Left Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer, And without sneering teach the rest to sneer; Willing to wound, and yet afraid to strike, Just hint a fault, and hesitate dislike; Alike reserv'd to blame, or to commend, A tim'rous foe, and a suspicious friend. Quote Right
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