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John Dryden

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Beware of the fury of the patient man. -John Dryden.
JOHN DRYDEN
Beware the fury of a patient man. -John Dryden.
JOHN DRYDEN
To be, or not to be, that is the question.
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Do I have the courage of being a ruthless man to myself with the complete knowledge on my manner or ...
FEREIDOON YAZDI
The quest of the Inner Ring will break your hearts unless you break it. But if you break it, a surpr...
C.S. LEWIS
To be mad is worse than not to be if this is what it is.
JOHNNY RICH
To be or not to be is not a question of compromise. Either you be or you don't be.
GOLDA MEIR
We're seeing a minor technical rebound after Wall Street rebounded from two days of losses. The key ...
ANDREW TO
We are afraid that our freedoms and liberties will be infringed in the future.
ANDREW TO
Hamlet's Cat's Soliloquy

"To go outside, and there perchance to stay
Or to re...
HENRY N. BEARD
To be or not to be. That's not really a question.
JEAN-LUC GODARD
To be or not to be isn't the question. The question is how to prolong being.
TOM ROBBINS
Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
KIMBERLY JOHNSON
The market is still waiting for HSBC results, which will have a big impact on the direction of the m...
ANDREW TO
Property shares had a technical rebound, but interest rate concerns will still affect properties unt...
ANDREW TO
Trading seems to be focusing on selective counters because investors are cautious amid interest rate...
ANDREW TO
I think there was some minor selling pressure on telecom stocks as the market continued to see a wea...
ANDREW TO
The first and foremost human right or fundamental right is the right to exist.
APURVA GAGLANI
To have the cognitive abilities to do research and development is vital to a forever expanding world...
GARY F EVANS...
Friendship is a double-edged sword one side it can be great and true but the other side it spells be...
GARY F EVANS...
Congratulations, to the people which made gotham series, still need some more and extra work!
DEYTH BANGER
If we ever put research into what the subconscious is we could probably come to the conclusion that ...
GARY F EVANS...
i know im not the girl you wanted. not the one you want to hear from. but what you see is what you g...
SIMI GREWAL
The first and foremost human right or fundamental right is the right to exist.
APURVA GAGLANI
Bank of China's results were quite good; double-digit growth can be taken as good results for a bank...
ANDREW TO
The index tried to challenge 18,000 but failed, so that triggered profit taking. Tokyo's slide also ...
ANDREW TO
Some investors have returned to pick up the stock at bargain prices.
ANDREW TO
I think the take-up for the placement is not too good and other property developers may be discourag...
ANDREW TO
Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat...
RONALD WRIGHT
Judge not lest ye be judged.
THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MATTHEW
I am a Canadian, free to speak without fear, free to worship in my own way, free to stand for what I...
JOHN G. DIEFENBAKER
I turn and kick with the first one and feel myself being lifted and thrown towards the beach. It's l...
MARK SMITH
One of the things Ford Prefect had always found hardest to understand about humans was their habit o...
DOUGLAS ADAMS
The saying sell all your belongings & give to the poor simply means "Redirect your mind to the verit...
DAVID ATTA (A.K.A DAVIED ATTLARS & MR DAIN)
Life can only be understood looking backward. It must be lived forward.
ERIC ROTH
Wesley Rush doesn't chase girls, but I'm chasing you.
KODY KEPLINGER
You're afraid of getting hurt like I'm afraid to die. It doesn't mean I'm not going to live every da...
VI KEELAND
What the strag will think is that any man who can hitch the length and breadth of the galaxy, rough ...
DOUGLAS ADAMS
Don't you ever get the feeling that all your life is going by and you're not taking advantage of it?...
ERNEST HEMINGWAY
How come if people keep telling me I'm so smart, I keep doing such stupid things?
GEORGE WATSKY
Everybody looks for John. Everybody respects John. I still depend on him today. When I need some inf...
LOUIE GOLDEN
Yes! Very funny this terrible thing is. A man that is born falls into a dream like a man who falls i...
JOSEPH CONRAD
I know that David Tennant's Hamlet isn't till July. And lots of people are going to be doing Dr Who ...
NEIL GAIMAN
To date or not to date that is the question. It's almost as important as Shakespeare's to be...
AL GOLDSTEIN
The debate has to happen at the state level before it can be resolved at the federal level.
DAVID ROACH
My life is not mine - it is for my people – the humans – the humans of the thinking society.
ABHIJIT NASKAR
My husband and I are either going to buy a dog or have a child. We can't decide whether to ruin our ...
RITA RUDNER
I also know about running away," I said, "when staying around is so much harder. And I know the happ...
FAITH HUNTER
Love is always patient and kind. It is never jealous. Love is never boastful or conceited. It is nev...
A WALK TO REMEMBER
A dog starved at his master's gate, Predicts the ruin of the state
WILLIAM BLAKE
A dog starved at his master's gate, Predicts the ruin of the state
WILLIAM BLAKE
I also know about running away," I said, when staying around is so much harder. And I know the happi...
FAITH HUNTER
Once Nebraska went, Iowa was the only state outside of the Confederacy to maintain the rule.
CATHERINE WEISS
This loss today goes to the coaches,'' Michigan State coach John L. Smith said.
MICHIGAN STATE
Smartass Disciple: Master, why do some people so stubborn and unruly ?
Master of Stupidity: Onl...
TOBA BETA
I don't spend a lot of time asking "WHY?" Instead I focus on what I should do now or how I should re...
JEFF DIXON-THE KEY TO THE KINGDOM
The positives are that we have a Rooney Rule. We have a league that is not in a state of denial, but...
CYRUS MEHRI
To make one mistake, and then fix it. It shows, a sign that you have understood
the lesson.
DEYTH BANGER
The History of every major Galactic Civilization tends to pass through three distinct and recognizab...
DOUGLAS ADAMS
...we live on the edge of the abstract all the time. Look at something solid in the known world: an ...
NATALIE GOLDBERG
How should I know?" said Alice, surprised at her own courage. "It's no business of mine."
The Q...
LEWIS CARROLL
Can I buy you a drink when you get off?"

"I don't drink. Alcohol is bad for my legs."
ERIC JEROME DICKEY
Being clingy may work for puppies, but not for you.
OSCAR AULIQ-ICE
Don't tell me you're one of those people who becomes their disease. I know so many people like that....
JOHN GREEN
Being clingy may work for puppies, but not for you.
OSCAR AULIQ-ICE
Everything we do really is just a little marker on the long road to death. And sometimes that’s ov...
JOSS WHEDON
Marvin was humming ironically because he hated humans so much.
DOUGLAS ADAMS
In the beginning the Universe was created.
This had made many people very angry and has been wi...
DOUGLAS ADAMS
He created us for adventure, not ease.
MARY E. DEMUTH
You learned right away that applause sounds like love.
AVA DELLAIRA
She was restless. She drove a little too fast, swam a little too far offshore. She hitchhiked. She s...
ELIZABETH WINDER
This Arthur Dent," comes the cry from the furthest reaches of the galaxy, and has even now been foun...
DOUGLAS ADAMS
Seeking survival, hostile, hidden from sight,
Deliciously flavoured - juicy, sweet bite,
E...
CLAUDIA BAKKER
He'd never forget what Naasir had said to him when Dmitri yelled that he didn't intend to bury anoth...
NALINI SINGH
If you've been on this side, then you'll have more compassion and understanding for those still on t...
UFUOMA APOKI
Ruin is a gift. Ruin is the road to transformation.
ELIZABETH GILBERT
There was a terribly ghastly silence.
There was a terribly ghastly noise.
There was a terr...
DOUGLAS ADAMS
God's Final Message to His Creation:
'We apologize for the inconvenience.
DOUGLAS ADAMS
Everyone always says how I'm so smart, but they don't know what it's like being me. always feeling l...
SUSANE COLASANTI
- Mrzim sve što je odricanje!
- Ni ja, Ivane, ne pristajem da se odričem. Ja hoću ceo, sav, ...
DOBRICA ĆOSIć
Boring people live boring lives.
HABEEB AKANDE
The shoes always tell the story,' said the shoe poet.
'Not always,' I countered.
'Yes, alw...
RUTA SEPETYS
Your "Not To Do" list is also important.
MANI S. SIVASUBRAMANIAN
The sad heart needs work to do.
JOAN BAUER
You can call a jackass a thoroughbred but that doesn't make it so.
ATTRIBUTED TO ABRAHAM LINCOLN
Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.
ATTRIBUTED TO MAYA AANGELOU
Most powerful of all powers in its holy insinuation is _being_. _To be_ is more powerful than even _...
GEORGE MACDONALD
A Ritual to Read to Each Other


If you don’t know the kind of person I am
and...
WILLIAM STAFFORD
Remember that yours is not the only heart that may be wishing for love.
CAMERON DOKEY
Well, Watson.'
'Yes, Holmes?
'I believe the wheel has turned yet again–and now it's back...
KEN LUDWIG
I try not to cut the sheep, or ruin the fleece.
SHARON ALLEN
I'll ruin everything if you touch me. I'll ruin us. I'll ruin this. I'll ruin you, just like you sai...
J.A. HUSS
Keep close to Nature's heart...and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a...
JOHN MUIR
Pope had perhaps the judgment of Dryden; but Dryden certainly wanted the diligence of Pope.
SAMUEL JOHNSON
Federal, state, county and local communities are coming together ? unified by a plan, resolved to ac...
DR. EDDIE REED
Keep close to Nature's heart...and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a...
JOHN MUIR
I try not to cut the sheep, or ruin the fleece.
SHARON ALLEN
There is no one right way.

Just figure out what works for you!
LORII MYERS
Compromise now, because you'll have to later, anyway, only then you'll have gone through things you'...
AYN RAND
The first rule on breaking a rule is to know everything about the rule.
NUNO ROQUE

More John Dryden

Beware the fury of a patient man.
JOHN DRYDEN
All objects lose by too familiar a view.
JOHN DRYDEN
Woman's honor is nice as ermine; it will not bear a soil.
JOHN DRYDEN
Repentance is but want of power to sin.
JOHN DRYDEN
For they conquer who believe they can.
JOHN DRYDEN
Fortune befriends the bold.
JOHN DRYDEN
He invades authors like a monarch; and what would be theft in other poets is only victory in him.
JOHN DRYDEN
Jealousy is the jaundice of the soul.
JOHN DRYDEN
Look around the inhabited world; how few know their own good, or knowing it, pursue.
JOHN DRYDEN
She feared no danger, for she knew no sin.
JOHN DRYDEN
Errors, like straws, upon the surface flow; He who would search for pearls, must dive below.
JOHN DRYDEN
By education most have been misled.
JOHN DRYDEN
God has endowed man with inalienable rights, among which are self-government, reason, and conscienc...
JOHN DRYDEN
As when the dove returning bore the mark Of earth restored to the long labouring ark; The reli...
JOHN DRYDEN
Damn'd neuters, in their middle way of steering, Are neither fish, nor flesh, nor good red herring...
JOHN DRYDEN
Let grace and goodness be the principal loadstone of thy affections. For love which hath ends, will ...
JOHN DRYDEN
Happy the man, and happy he alone,
He, who can call to-day his own:
He who, secure within, c...
JOHN DRYDEN
Better shun the bait, than struggle in the snare.
JOHN DRYDEN
Those wanting wit affect gravity, and go by the name of solid men.
JOHN DRYDEN
The proud he tam'd, the penitent he cheer'd: Nor to rebuke the rich offender fear'd. His preac...
JOHN DRYDEN
The welcome news is in the letter found; The carrier's not commission'd to expound; It speaks ...
JOHN DRYDEN
Great wits are sure to madness near allied, and thin partitions do their bounds divide.
JOHN DRYDEN
Words are but pictures of our thoughts.
JOHN DRYDEN
The fool of nature stood with stupid eyes And gaping mouth, that testified surprise.
JOHN DRYDEN
The glorious lamp of heaven, the radiant sun, Is Nature's eye.
JOHN DRYDEN
Trust on and think To-morrow will repay; To-morrow's falser than the former day; Lies worse; a...
JOHN DRYDEN
The most aggravating thing about the younger generation is that I no longer belong to it.
JOHN DRYDEN
Ill habits gather by unseen degrees,As brooks make rivers, rivers run to seas.
JOHN DRYDEN
Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.
JOHN DRYDEN
He was exhaled; his great Creator drew His spirit, as the sun the morning dew.
JOHN DRYDEN
Like pilgrims to the appointed place we tend; The world's an inn, and death the journey's end.
JOHN DRYDEN
Looks as he were Lord of humankind.
JOHN DRYDEN
Content with poverty, my soul I arm; And virtue, though in rags, will keep me warm.
JOHN DRYDEN
You know I met you, Kist you, and prest you close within my arms, With all the tenderness of w...
JOHN DRYDEN
Forgiveness to the injured does belong, But they ne'er pardon who have done the wrong.
JOHN DRYDEN
Above any Greek or Roman name.
JOHN DRYDEN
And all at Worcester but the honour lost.
JOHN DRYDEN
I am as free as nature first made man, Ere the base laws of servitude began, When wild in wood...
JOHN DRYDEN
When I consider life, 'tis all a cheat yet, fool'd by hope, men favour the deceit
JOHN DRYDEN
All things are subject to decay and when fate summons, monarchs must obey.
JOHN DRYDEN
To live at ease, and not be bound to think.
JOHN DRYDEN
Pains of love be sweeter far than all other pleasures are
JOHN DRYDEN
For truth has such a face and such a mien, as to be loved needs only to be seen.
JOHN DRYDEN
He who trusts secrets to a servant makes him his master
JOHN DRYDEN
Of seeming arms to make a short essay, / Then hasten to be drunk, the business of the day.
JOHN DRYDEN
Love reckons hours for months, and days for years; And every little absence is an age
JOHN DRYDEN
They can conquer who believe they can
JOHN DRYDEN
And love's the noblest frailty of the mind.
JOHN DRYDEN
So softly death succeeded life in her, She did but dream of heaven, and she was there
JOHN DRYDEN
Honor is but an empty bubble.
JOHN DRYDEN
When I consider life, 'tis all a cheat. Yet, fooled by hope, men favour the deceit; trust on, and th...
JOHN DRYDEN
Criticism, as it was first instituted by Aristotle, was meant as a standard of judging well; the chi...
JOHN DRYDEN
But far more numerous was the herd of such, Who think too little, and who talk too much.
JOHN DRYDEN
Great wits are to madness near allied
And thin partitions do their bounds divide.
JOHN DRYDEN
None but the brave deserves the fair.
JOHN DRYDEN
Born a shapeless lump, like Anarchy.
JOHN DRYDEN
The winds that never moderation knew, Afraid to blow too much, too faintly blew; Or out of bre...
JOHN DRYDEN
But Shakespeare's magic could not copied be; Within that circle none durst walk but he.
JOHN DRYDEN
Him of the western dome, whose weighty sense Flows in fit words and heavenly eloquence.
JOHN DRYDEN
There are only two truly infinite things, the universe and stupidity. And I am unsure about the un...
JOHN DRYDEN
Out of the solar walk and Heaven's highway.
JOHN DRYDEN
The people's prayer, the glad diviner's theme! The young men's vision, and the old men's dream.
JOHN DRYDEN
Kings fight for empires, madmen for applause.
JOHN DRYDEN
We lov'd, and we lov'd as long as we could
Til our love was lov'd out in us both;
But our marr...
JOHN DRYDEN
Not to ask is not be denied.
JOHN DRYDEN
Old as I am, for ladies' love unfit, The power of beauty I remember yet, Which once inflam'd m...
JOHN DRYDEN
There is a pleasure, sure, In being mad, which none but madmen know!
JOHN DRYDEN
Keen appetite And quick digestion wait on you and yours.
JOHN DRYDEN
Murder may pass unpunish'd for a time, But tardy justice will o'ertake the crime.
JOHN DRYDEN
If A equals success, then the formula is: A = X + Y + Z, X is work. Y is play. Z is keep your mo...
JOHN DRYDEN
Love reckons hours for months, and days for years; every little absence is an age.
JOHN DRYDEN
Such subtle covenants shall be made, Till peace itself is war in masquerade.
JOHN DRYDEN
Democracy is essentially anti-authoritarian--that is, it not only demands the right but imposes the...
JOHN DRYDEN
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
JOHN DRYDEN
Not aw'd to duty by superior sway.
JOHN DRYDEN
The conscience of a people is their power.
JOHN DRYDEN
None are so busy as the fool and knave.
JOHN DRYDEN
But far more numerous was the herd of such,
Who think too little and who talk too much.
JOHN DRYDEN
Only man clogs his happiness with care, destroying what is, with thoughts of what may be.
JOHN DRYDEN
She knows her man, and when you rant and swear, Can draw you to her with a single hair.
JOHN DRYDEN
When Misfortune is asleep, let no one wake her. [Lat., Quando la mala ventura se duerme, nadie la ...
JOHN DRYDEN
Skill'd in the globe and sphere, he gravely stands, And, with his compass, measures seas and lands...
JOHN DRYDEN
The monarch oak, the patriarch of the trees, Shoots rising up, and spreads by slow degrees. Th...
JOHN DRYDEN
Stiff in opinion, always in the wrong.
JOHN DRYDEN
We spirits have just such natures We had for all the world, when human creatures; And, therefo...
JOHN DRYDEN
Any fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius--and a...
JOHN DRYDEN
Since Heaven's eternal year is thine.
JOHN DRYDEN
For friendship, of itself a holy tie, Is made more sacred by adversity.
JOHN DRYDEN
Self-defence is Nature's eldest law.
JOHN DRYDEN
To live at ease, and not be bound to think.
JOHN DRYDEN
Pains of love be sweeter far than all other pleasures are
JOHN DRYDEN
There's a proud modesty in merit; averse from asking, and resolved to pay ten times the gifts it ask...
JOHN DRYDEN
Great wits are sure to madness near allied - And thin partitions do their bounds divide
JOHN DRYDEN
And love's the noblest frailty of the mind.
JOHN DRYDEN
He loved me well: so well he could but die - To show he loved me better than his life; he lost it fo...
JOHN DRYDEN
Beware of the fury of the patient man
JOHN DRYDEN
The intoxication of anger, like that of the grape, shows us to others, but hides us from ourselves.
JOHN DRYDEN
He [Shakespeare] was the man who of all modern, and perhaps ancient poets, had the largest and most ...
JOHN DRYDEN
There's a proud modesty in merit; averse from asking, and resolved to pay ten times the gifts it ask...
JOHN DRYDEN
Better to hunt in fields for health unbought, Than fee the doctor for a nauseous draught. The ...
JOHN DRYDEN
Rich the treasure, Sweet the pleasure, Sweet is pleasure after pain.
JOHN DRYDEN
But wild Ambition loves to slide, not stand, And Fortune's ice prefers to Virtue's land.
JOHN DRYDEN
All who (like him) have writ ill plays before, For they, like thieves, condemned, are hangman made...
JOHN DRYDEN
According to her cloth she cut her coat.
JOHN DRYDEN
Let fortune empty her whole quiver on me. I have a soul that, like an ample shield, Can take i...
JOHN DRYDEN
Ill fortune seldom comes alone.
JOHN DRYDEN
At home the hateful names of parties cease, And factious souls are wearied into peace.
JOHN DRYDEN
Swear, food, or starve; for the dilemma's even; A tradesman thou! and hope to go to heaven?
JOHN DRYDEN
And plenty makes us poor.
JOHN DRYDEN
Doeg, though without knowing how or why, Made a still a blundering kind of melody; Spurr'd bol...
JOHN DRYDEN
A man so various, that he seem'd to be Not one, but all mankind's epitome; Stiff in opinions, ...
JOHN DRYDEN
When rattling bones together fly, / From the four corners of the sky.
JOHN DRYDEN
Our souls sit close and silently within, And their own webs from their own entrails spin; And when e...
JOHN DRYDEN
We first make our habits, then our habits make us.
JOHN DRYDEN
Successful crimes alone are justified
JOHN DRYDEN
The winds that never moderation knew,
Afraid to blow too much, too faintly blew;
Or out of...
JOHN DRYDEN
And heaven had wanted one immortal song.
JOHN DRYDEN
Behold him setting in his western skies, The shadows lengthening as the vapours rise.
JOHN DRYDEN
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
JOHN DRYDEN
Treason is not own'd when 'tis descried; Successful crimes alone are justified.
JOHN DRYDEN
Nature meant me a wife, a silly harmless household Dove, fond without art; and kind without deceit.
JOHN DRYDEN
Seek not to know what must not be reveal, for joy only flows where fate is most concealed. A busy pe...
JOHN DRYDEN
Self-defense is Nature's eldest law.
JOHN DRYDEN
Pains of love be sweeter far than all the other pleasures are.
JOHN DRYDEN
Men are but children of a larger growth, Our appetites as apt to change as theirs, And full as cravi...
JOHN DRYDEN
For present joys are more to flesh and blood than a dull prospect of a distant good.
JOHN DRYDEN
It is madness to make fortune the mistress of events, because by herself she is nothing and is ruled...
JOHN DRYDEN
Plots, true or false, are necessary things, to raise up commonwealths, and ruin kings.
JOHN DRYDEN
Ever a glutton, at another's cost, But in whose kitchen dwells perpetual frost.
JOHN DRYDEN
Boldness is a mask for fear, however great.
JOHN DRYDEN
He's a sure card.
JOHN DRYDEN
A knock-down argument; 'tis but a word and a blow.
JOHN DRYDEN
Deserted, at his utmost need, By those his former bounty fed; On the bare earth exposed he lie...
JOHN DRYDEN
Our souls sit close and silently within, And their own web from their own entrails spin; And w...
JOHN DRYDEN
And kind as kings upon their coronation day.
JOHN DRYDEN
Democracy does not guarantee equality of conditions--it only guarantees equality of opportunity.
JOHN DRYDEN
Hard features every bungler can command: To draw true beauty shows a master's hand.
JOHN DRYDEN
Some truth there was, but dash'd and brew'd with lies, To please the fools, and puzzle all the wis...
JOHN DRYDEN
And after hearing what our Church can say, If still our reason runs another way, That private ...
JOHN DRYDEN
They think too little who talk too much.
JOHN DRYDEN
Time is the most valuable coin in your life. You and you alone will determine how that coin will be ...
JOHN DRYDEN
War, he sung, is toil and trouble; Honor but an empty bubble.
JOHN DRYDEN
Roused by the lash of his own stubborn tail our lion now will foreign foes assail.
JOHN DRYDEN
Love works a different way in different minds, the fool it enlightens and the wise it blinds.
JOHN DRYDEN
With ravish'd ears The monarch hears, Assumes the god, Affects to nod, And seems...
JOHN DRYDEN
Whatever he did, was done with so much ease, In him alone 'twas natural to please.
JOHN DRYDEN
Tomorrow, do thy worst, for I have lived today.
JOHN DRYDEN
A very merry, dancing, drinking, Laughing, quaffing, and unthinking time.
JOHN DRYDEN
The love of liberty with life is given, And life itself the inferior gift of Heaven.
JOHN DRYDEN
Nor can his blessed soul look down from heaven, Or break the eternal sabbath of his rest.
JOHN DRYDEN
It is not so very important for a person to learn facts. For that he does not really need a colleg...
JOHN DRYDEN
Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
JOHN DRYDEN
Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift.
JOHN DRYDEN
For that can power give more than food and drink, To live at ease, and not be bound to think?
JOHN DRYDEN
Such subtle Covenants shall be made,Till Peace it self is War in Masquerade.
JOHN DRYDEN
Sooth'd with the sound, the king grew vain: Fought all his battles o'er again; And thrice he r...
JOHN DRYDEN
In pious times 'ere priest craft did begin, Before polygamy was made a sin: When man, on many, multi...
JOHN DRYDEN
What passion cannot music raise and quell!
JOHN DRYDEN
They can conquer who believe they can
JOHN DRYDEN
Honor is but an empty bubble.
JOHN DRYDEN
In pious times 'ere priest craft did begin, Before polygamy was made a sin: When man, on many, multi...
JOHN DRYDEN
Dancing is the poetry of the foot.
JOHN DRYDEN
Bold knaves thrive without one grain of sense,
But good men starve for want of impudence.
JOHN DRYDEN
Even victors are by victory undone
JOHN DRYDEN
A mob is the scum that rises utmost when the nation boils
JOHN DRYDEN
Not heaven itself upon the past has power; But what has been, has been, and I have had my hour.
JOHN DRYDEN
But Esau's hands suit ill with Jacob's voice.
JOHN DRYDEN
Commemoration of Thomas Bray, Priest, Founder of SPCK, 1730 The fortitude of a Christian consists...
JOHN DRYDEN
The true Amphitryon.
JOHN DRYDEN
Wit will shine Through the harsh cadence of a rugged line.
JOHN DRYDEN
Great wits are sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide.
JOHN DRYDEN
She hugged the offender, and forgave the offense, Sex to the last.
JOHN DRYDEN
The clouds dispell'd, the sky resum'd her light, And Nature stood recover'd of her fright. But...
JOHN DRYDEN
All human things are subject to decay, And when fate summons, monarchs must obey.
JOHN DRYDEN
Drawn to the dregs of a democracy.
JOHN DRYDEN
Beauty, like ice, our footing does betray; Who can tread sure on the smooth, slippery way: Pleased w...
JOHN DRYDEN
Let Fortune empty her whole quiver on me, I have a soul that, like an ample shield, Can take in all,...
JOHN DRYDEN
What passions cannot music raise or quell?
JOHN DRYDEN
Well may they boast themselves an ancient Nation; For they were bred e'er manners were in fashion
JOHN DRYDEN
Whatever is, is in its causes just.
JOHN DRYDEN
And that the Scriptures, though not everywhere Free from corruption, or entire, or clear, Are ...
JOHN DRYDEN
At every close she made, th' attending throng Replied, and bore the burden of the song: So jus...
JOHN DRYDEN
When he spoke, what tender words he used! So softly, that like flakes of feathered snow, They melted...
JOHN DRYDEN
Long stood the noble youth oppress'd with awe, And stupid at the wondrous things he saw, Surpa...
JOHN DRYDEN
He who would search for pearls must dive below.
JOHN DRYDEN
Pains of love be sweeter far than all other pleasures are.
JOHN DRYDEN
Mighty things from small beginnings grow.
JOHN DRYDEN
Never was patriot yet, but was a fool.
JOHN DRYDEN
Thou strong seducer, Opportunity!
JOHN DRYDEN
Go miser go, for money sell your soul. Trade wares for wares and trudge from pole to pole, So others...
JOHN DRYDEN
Ill habits gather unseen degrees, as brooks make rivers, rivers run to seas.
JOHN DRYDEN
We first make our habits, and then our habits make us.
JOHN DRYDEN
Tomorrow do thy worst, I have lived today.
JOHN DRYDEN
Nor is the people's judgement always true;
The most may err as grossly as the few.
JOHN DRYDEN
All human things are subject to decay,
And, when Fate summons, monarchs must obey;
This Fleckn...
JOHN DRYDEN
Be slow to resolve, but quick in performance.
JOHN DRYDEN
Drinking is the soldier's pleasure.
JOHN DRYDEN
Railing and praising were his usual themes; and both showed his judgment in extremes. Either over vi...
JOHN DRYDEN
Since every man who lives is born to die, and none can boast sincere felicity, with equal mind, what...
JOHN DRYDEN
For all have not the gift of martyrdom.
JOHN DRYDEN