Alexander Pope, 1688 - 1744

English Poet


An Essay on Criticism (1711) 1.525
To err is human; to forgive, divine

An Essay on Criticism (1711) 1.625
Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.

Amusement is the happiness of those who cannot think.

An honest man is the noblest work of God.

An Essay on Criticism
A little learning is a dangerous thing;

Letter to Gay, October 6, 1727
Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.