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Literary Birthday - 21 May
Happy Birthday, Alexander Pope, born 21 May 1688, died 30 May 1744
12 Famous Quotes
Hope springs eternal in the human breast.
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.
Fine sense and exalted sense are not half so useful as common sense.
The greatest advantage I know of being thought a wit by the world is that it gives one the greater freedom of playing the fool.
Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.
To err is human; to forgive, divine.
True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, as those who move easiest have learned to dance.
Wit is the lowest form of humor.
To buy books as some do who make no use of them, only because they were published by an eminent printer, is much as if a man should buy clothes that did not fit him, only because they were made by some famous tailor.
There is a certain majesty in simplicity which is far above all the quaintness of wit.
Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
Brevity is the soul of wit.
Pope was an 18th 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. 
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by Amanda Patterson for Writers Write

Literary Birthday - 21 May

Happy Birthday, Alexander Pope, born 21 May 1688, died 30 May 1744

12 Famous Quotes

  1. Hope springs eternal in the human breast.
  2. 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.
  3. Fine sense and exalted sense are not half so useful as common sense.
  4. The greatest advantage I know of being thought a wit by the world is that it gives one the greater freedom of playing the fool.
  5. Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.
  6. To err is human; to forgive, divine.
  7. True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, as those who move easiest have learned to dance.
  8. Wit is the lowest form of humor.
  9. To buy books as some do who make no use of them, only because they were published by an eminent printer, is much as if a man should buy clothes that did not fit him, only because they were made by some famous tailor.
  10. There is a certain majesty in simplicity which is far above all the quaintness of wit.
  11. Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
  12. Brevity is the soul of wit.

Pope was an 18th 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. 

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by Amanda Patterson for Writers Write

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    You know what’s actually hilarious? That 12th quote is actually Shakespeare.
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