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John Dryden Quotes

A knock-down argument; 'tis but a word and a blow.

All heiresses are beautiful.

All objects lose by too familiar a view.

All things are subject to decay and when fate summons, monarchs must obey.

And love's the noblest frailty of the mind.

And plenty makes us poor.

Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind. Anger will disappear just as soon as thoughts of resentment are forgotten.

Beauty, like ice, our footing does betray; Who can tread sure on the smooth, slippery way: Pleased with the surface, we glide swiftly on, And see the dangers that we cannot shun.

Beware the fury of a patient man.

Boldness is a mask for fear, however great.

But far more numerous was the herd of such, Who think too little, and who talk too much.

But love's a malady without a cure.

By education most have been misled; So they believe, because they were bred. The priest continues where the nurse began, And thus the child imposes on the man.

Dancing is the poetry of the foot.

Death in itself is nothing; but we fear to be we know not what, we know not where.

Either be wholly slaves or wholly free.

Even victors are by victories undone.

Fool that I was, upon my eagle's wings I bore this wren, till I was tired with soaring, and now he mounts above me.

For they conquer who believe they can.

For truth has such a face and such a mien, as to be loved needs only to be seen.