Facts about John Dryden

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John Dryden was a famous Poet from England, who lived between August 19, 1631 and May 12, 1700. He/she became 68 years old.

Zodiac etc.

He/she is born under the zodiac leo, who is known for Ruling, Warmth, Generosity, Faithful, Initiative. Our collection contains 49 quotes who is written / told by John.

Here is some other popular authors who lived in the same timeframe: Edward Young, Voltaire, William Penn, Alexander Pope, John Wilmot, Anthony Collins, John Arbuthnot, Christopher Wren, Francis Atterbury, William Warburton, Jean Philippe Rameau, Edmond Halley, Baron de Montesquieu, Henry St. John, Nicolas Boileau, Stanislaus I, William Hogarth, Richard Blackmore, Eustace Budgell, John Philips

Famous quotes by John Dryden (49)


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"We first make our habits, and then our habits make us"
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"If you be pungent, be brief; for it is with words as with sunbeams - the more they are condensed the deeper they burn"
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"Genius must be born, and never can be taught"
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"Forgiveness to the injured does belong; but they ne'er pardon who have done wrong"
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"Either be wholly slaves or wholly free"
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"But far more numerous was the herd of such, Who think too little, and who talk too much"
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"All objects lose by too familiar a view"
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"War is the trade of Kings"
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"Tomorrow do thy worst, I have lived today"
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"Go miser go, for money sell your soul. Trade wares for wares and trudge from pole to pole, So others may say when you are dead and gone. See what a vast estate he left his son"
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"Beware the fury of a patient man"
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"You see through love, and that deludes your sight, As what is straight seems crooked through the water"
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"Words are but pictures of our thoughts"
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"Love works a different way in different minds, the fool it enlightens and the wise it blinds"
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"Great wits are sure to madness near allied, and thin partitions do their bounds divide"
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"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"
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"Death in itself is nothing; but we fear to be we know not what, we know not where"
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"A knock-down argument; 'tis but a word and a blow"
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"Successful crimes alone are justified"
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"Self-defence is Nature's eldest law"
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"Love is love's reward"
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"He has not learned the first lesson of life who does not every day surmount a fear"
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"Boldness is a mask for fear, however great"
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"And love's the noblest frailty of the mind"
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"The first is the law, the last prerogative"
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"Seek not to know what must not be reveal, for joy only flows where fate is most concealed. A busy person would find their sorrows much more; if future fortunes were known before!"
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"Let grace and goodness be the principal loadstone of thy affections. For love which hath ends, will have an end; whereas that which is founded on true virtue, will always continue"
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"He who would search for pearls must dive below"
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"Pains of love be sweeter far than all other pleasures are"
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"Honor is but an empty bubble"
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"God never made His work for man to mend"
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"For truth has such a face and such a mien, as to be loved needs only to be seen"
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"Dancing is the poetry of the foot"
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"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"
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"But love's a malady without a cure"
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"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"
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"And plenty makes us poor"
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"All things are subject to decay and when fate summons, monarchs must obey"
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"All heiresses are beautiful"
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"Shame on the body for breaking down while the spirit perseveres"
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"Roused by the lash of his own stubborn tail our lion now will foreign foes assail"
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"Repentance is but want of power to sin"
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"Happy the man, and happy he alone, he who can call today his own; he who, secure within, can say, tomorrow do thy worst, for I have lived today"
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"For they conquer who believe they can"
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"Even victors are by victories undone"
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"The sooner you treat your son as a man, the sooner he will be one"
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"The intoxication of anger, like that of the grape, shows us to others, but hides us from ourselves"
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"Reason is a crutch for age, but youth is strong enough to walk alone"
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"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"


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