Citações Alexander Pope

„Uma pessoa honesta é a obra mais maravilhosa de Deus.“

—  Alexander Pope

An honest man's the noblest work of God
"Essay on Man, Epistle IV. Of the Nature and State of Man with repect to Happiness"; in http://books.google.com.br/books?id=ZGRj7T5ZrFMC&pg=PA143&dq=%22An+honest+man%27s+the+noblest+work+of+God%22+Alexander+Pope&lr=&as_brr=3: "The Works of Alexander Pope"; Por Alexander Pope, Joseph Warton; Publicado por Printed by J.F. Dove for Richard Priestley, 1822; página 143

„Errar é humano; perdoar é divino.“

—  Alexander Pope

To err is human, to forgive divine
"Essay on Criticism" [Ensaio sobre a crítica] ( Escrito no Ano MDCCIX, http://books.google.com.br/books?id=O0IfAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA241&dq=To+err+is+human,+to+forgive+divine+Alexander+Pope&lr=&client=firefox-a#PPA169,M1 primeira publicação na Spectator, N º 65, 15 de maio de 1711); in: "The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq" http://books.google.com.br/books?id=O0IfAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA241&dq=To+err+is+human,+to+forgive+divine+Alexander+Pope&lr=; Por Alexander Pope, Joseph Warton; Publicado por Printed for B. Law, J. Johnson, C. Dilly [and others], 1797, página 236

„A luz e as trevas estão misturadas no caos do homem.“

—  Alexander Pope

This light and darkness in our chaos join'd
"Essay on Man" in: "The Works of Alexander Pope", Esq: Esq. with Notes and Illustrations by Himself and Others. To which are Added, a New Life of the Author, an Estimate of His Poetical Character and Writings, and Occasional Remarks‎ - vol. 5, Página 105 http://books.google.com.br/books?id=KCQOAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA105, Printed for J. Rivington,

„Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.“

—  Alexander Pope, An Essay on Criticism

At the hazard of being thought one of the fools of this quotation, I meet that argument — I rush in — I take that bull by the horns. I trust I understand and truly estimate the right of self-government. My faith in the proposition that each man should do precisely as he pleases with all which is exclusively his own lies at the foundation of the sense of justice there is in me. I extend the principle to communities of men as well as to individuals. I so extend it because it is politically wise, as well as naturally just: politically wise in saving us from broils about matters which do not concern us. Here, or at Washington, I would not trouble myself with the oyster laws of Virginia, or the cranberry laws of Indiana. The doctrine of self-government is right, — absolutely and eternally right, — but it has no just application as here attempted. Or perhaps I should rather say that whether it has such application depends upon whether a negro is not or is a man. If he is not a man, in that case he who is a man may as a matter of self-government do just what he pleases with him.
But if the negro is a man, is it not to that extent a total destruction of self-government to say that he too shall not govern himself. When the white man governs himself, that is self-government; but when he governs himself and also governs another man, that is more than self-government — that is despotism. If the negro is a man, why then my ancient faith teaches me that "all men are created equal," and that there can be no moral right in connection with one man's making a slave of another.
1850s, Speech at Peoria, Illinois (1854)
Fonte: An Essay on Criticism

„To err is human, to forgive divine.“

—  Alexander Pope, An Essay on Criticism

Fonte: An Essay on Criticism (1711)

„Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul.“

—  Alexander Pope, The Rape of the Lock

Canto V, line 33.
Variante: Beauties in vain their pretty eyes may roll;
Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul.
Fonte: The Rape of the Lock (1712, revised 1714 and 1717)

„At every word a reputation dies.“

—  Alexander Pope, The Rape of the Lock

Canto III, line 16.
The Rape of the Lock (1712, revised 1714 and 1717)

„I believe no one qualification is so likely to make a good writer, as the power of rejecting his own thoughts.“

—  Alexander Pope

Preface.
Contexto: I would not be like those Authors, who forgive themselves some particular lines for the sake of a whole Poem, and vice versa a whole Poem for the sake of some particular lines. I believe no one qualification is so likely to make a good writer, as the power of rejecting his own thoughts.

„Lo these were they, whose souls the Furies steel'd,
And curs'd with hearts unknowing how to yield.“

—  Alexander Pope

Line 45. Compare Pope's The Odyssey of Homer, Book XVIII, line 269.
Elegy to the Memory of an Unfortunate Lady
Contexto: Lo these were they, whose souls the Furies steel'd,
And curs'd with hearts unknowing how to yield.
Thus unlamented pass the proud away,
The gaze of fools, and pageant of a day!
So perish all, whose breast ne'er learn'd to glow
For others' good, or melt at others' woe.

„Vital spark of heav'nly flame!
Quit, oh quit, this mortal frame“

—  Alexander Pope

Stanza 1.
The Dying Christian to His Soul (1712)
Contexto: Vital spark of heav'nly flame!
Quit, oh quit, this mortal frame:
Trembling, hoping, ling'ring, flying,
Oh the pain, the bliss of dying!

„Heav'n, as its purest gold, by tortures try'd;
The saint sustain'd it, but the woman died.“

—  Alexander Pope

"Epitaph on Mrs. Corbet" (1730).
Contexto: So unaffected, so compos'd a mind;
So firm, yet soft; so strong, yet so retin'd;
Heav'n, as its purest gold, by tortures try'd;
The saint sustain'd it, but the woman died.

„I think a good deal may be said to extenuate the fault of bad Poets.“

—  Alexander Pope

Preface.
Contexto: I think a good deal may be said to extenuate the fault of bad Poets. What we call a Genius, is hard to be distinguish'd by a man himself, from a strong inclination: and if his genius be ever so great, he can not at first discover it any other way, than by giving way to that prevalent propensity which renders him the more liable to be mistaken.

„Thou Great First Cause, least understood“

—  Alexander Pope

Stanza 2.
The Universal Prayer (1738)
Contexto: Thou Great First Cause, least understood
Who all my sense confined
To know but this, that Thou art good
And that myself am blind.

„So perish all, whose breast ne'er learn'd to glow
For others' good, or melt at others' woe.“

—  Alexander Pope

Line 45. Compare Pope's The Odyssey of Homer, Book XVIII, line 269.
Elegy to the Memory of an Unfortunate Lady
Contexto: Lo these were they, whose souls the Furies steel'd,
And curs'd with hearts unknowing how to yield.
Thus unlamented pass the proud away,
The gaze of fools, and pageant of a day!
So perish all, whose breast ne'er learn'd to glow
For others' good, or melt at others' woe.

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