Quotes for the weekend

Poems An Essay on Criticism

Poem written by the English writer Alexander Pope (1688–1744), published in 1711. It is the source of the famous quotations…

Alexander Pope, portrait by Thomas Hudson; in the National Portrait Gallery, London.
Courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery, London

“To err is human; to forgive, divine”, “A little learning is a dang’rous thing”

By Alexander Pope one of the most epigrammatic of all English authors.

(frequently misquoted as “A little knowledge is a dang’rous thing”), and “Fools rush in where angels fear to tread”.

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