John Dryden Quotes
English dramatist & poet (1631 - 1700)
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Accurst ambition, how dearly I have bought you.
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A knock-down argument; 'tis but a word and a blow.
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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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Love is a passion which kindles honor into noble acts.
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Beware the fury of a patient man.
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Dancing is the poetry of the feet.
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When he spoke, what tender words he used! So softly, that like flakes of feathered snow, They melted as they fell.
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Words are but pictures of our thoughts.
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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.
Set all things in their own peculiar place, and know that order is the greatest grace.
Happy the man, and happy he alone,
He, who can call to-day his own:
He who, secure within, can say,
To-morrow do thy worst, for I have lived today.
But far more numerous was the herd of such,
Who think too little and who talk too much.
We must beat the iron while it is hot, but we may polish it at leisure.
Dreams are but interludes that fancy makes...
Sometimes forgotten things, long cast behind
Rush forward in the brain, and come to mind.