Famous Alexander Pope Quote

“Fools rush in where Angels fear to tread.”

~ Alexander Pope

An Essay on Criticism, http://poetry.eserver.org/essay-on-criticism.html

Ratings and Comments

E Archer, NYC

A classic.

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EGL, LA    10/15/07

Always nice to find out where what has become a colloguialism has come from.


Too many I'm afraid...

Dana, Lincoln

More interesting in context. He is talking about critics who don't know what they are talking about and criticize without reason. Fools rush in to judge, though they lack understanding. And America is full of them at the moment...open any newspaper.

Ken, Allyn, WA

Good observation, Dana.

max fuoperg, orlando

To some this quote in full, everyone needs to do as they say and not say what they dont do!!!


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