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An Essay On Criticism

Alexander Pope

Top 10 Best Quotes

“To err is human, to forgive, divine.”

“Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.”

“A little learning is a dangerous thing. Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian Spring; There shallow draughts intoxicate the brain, and drinking largely sobers us again.”

“Words are like Leaves; and where they most abound, Much Fruit of Sense beneath is rarely found.”

“Our judgments, like our watches, none go just alike, yet each believes his own”

“True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, As those move easiest who have learn'd to dance.”

“Men must be taught as if you taught them not, And things unknown propos'd as things forgot.”

“True Wit is Nature to advantage dress'd What oft was thought, but ne'er so well express'd; Something whose truth convinced at sight we find, That gives us back the image of our mind. As shades more sweetly recommend the light, So modest plainness sets off sprightly wit.”

“Music resembles poetry, in each Are nameless graces which no methods teach, And which a master hand alone can reach.”

“Whoever thinks a faultless piece to see, Thinks what ne'er was, nor is, nor e'er shall be, In every work regard the writer's end, Since none can compass more than they intend; And if the means be just, the conduct true, Applause, in spite of trivial faults, is due.”

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