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Quotation by Alexander Pope:

Know then thyself and think not god to scan.
The proper study of mankind is man.

Alexander Pope     (more by this author)

1688-1744 (Age at death: 56 approx.)

Alexander Pope (21 May 1688 - 30 May 1744) is a famous eighteenth 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. Pope is famous for his use of the heroic couplet.

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Country: England

Type: Poetry
Context: Book
Context Details: Humanism preferred over superstition
Source: Poetry works
Uttered: 1700
Cited By: Ross Hamilton Henry

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I am The Reverent Ross Hamilton Henry, a Humanist Minister. A U.S. Navy Veteran, Educated as a Chemist, Have worked in many careers in my life. And am now a somewhat saddened onlooker at what has happened to the nation I grew up in. Especially the (more...)
 
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