Alexander Pope Quotes About Spirituality

Quotes about: Spirituality
  • To err is human; to forgive, divine.

    An Essay on Criticism l. 525 (1711). The Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs notes, "Although known in Latin (humanum est errare, it is human to err) and in earlier English versions, this saying is generally quoted in Pope's words." The ODP cites "To offend is humaine, to repent diuine" (Henry Wotton, 1578) and "To erre is humane, to repent is divine" (James Howell, 1659).
  • Consult the Genius of the Place in all.

    'Epistles to Several Persons' 'To Lord Burlington' (1731) l. 57

Alexander Pope

  • Born: May 21, 1688
  • Died: May 30, 1744
  • Occupation: Poet
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