|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|AUTHOR:||Alexander Pope (16881744)|
|QUOTATION:||In pride, in reasoning pride, our error lies;|
All quit their sphere, and rush into the skies.
Pride still is aiming at the blest abodes:
Men would be angels, angels would be gods.
Aspiring to be gods, if angels fell,
Aspiring to be angels, men rebel.
|ATTRIBUTION:||Essay on Man. Epistle i. Line 123.|