Alexander Pope Quote

Alexander Pope

"A little learning is a dangerous thing; Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring." Alexander Pope
An Essay on Criticism (1711) From a poem by Pope, it continues "There shallow Draughts intoxicate the Brain, And drinking largely sobers us again." Pope was probably speaking here of the dangers of pride in what we think we have been educated on, and how dangerous not knowing enough about a subject can be. Add Category or Author

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