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John Dryden
John Dryden
(1631 - 1700)
John Dryden, the English poet and playwright. Heralded as the leading literary figure of the Restoration era, he was appointed poet laureate in 1670.
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Beware the fury of a patient man.
- John Dryden | Anger Quotes
Fight on, my merry men all, I'm a little wounded, but I am not slain; I will lay me down for to bleed a while, Then I'll rise and fight with you again.
All human things are subject to decay And when fate summons, monarchs must obey.
- John Dryden | Death and Dying Quotes
Every inch that is not fool is rogue.
Chaucer, I confess, is a rough diamond; and must be polished e'er he shines.
- John Dryden | Literature Quotes
Repentance is but want of power to sin.
There is a pleasure sure, In being mad, which none but madmen know!
I'll habits gather by unseen degrees, As brooks make rivers, rivers run to seas.
- John Dryden | Vice Quotes
War is the trade of kings.
- John Dryden | War Quotes
Friendship, of itself a holy tie, is made more sacred by adversity.
Only man clogs his happiness with care, destroying what is, with thoughts of what may be.
- John Dryden | Happiness Quotes
They conquer who believe they can.
- John Dryden | Self-Confidence Quotes
Present joys are more to flesh and blood Than the dull prospect of a distant good.
- John Dryden | One Day Quotes
Only man clogs his happiness with care, destroying what is with thoughts of what may be.
- John Dryden | The Future Quotes
Only man clogs his happiness with care, destroying what is with thoughts of what may be.
Fortune befriends the bold.
- John Dryden | Courage Quotes
None but the brave deserve the fair.
- John Dryden | Courage Quotes
It is a madness to make fortune the mistress of events, because in herself she is nothing, but is ruled by prudence.
- John Dryden | Luck Quotes
I'm a little wounded, but I am not slain; I will lay me down to bleed a while. Then I'll rise and fight again.
Beware the fury of a patient man.
- John Dryden | Anger Quotes
None but the brave deserves the fair.
- John Dryden | Bravery Quotes
His tribe were God Almighty's gentlemen.
- John Dryden | Man Quotes
For Art may err, but Nature cannot miss.
- John Dryden | Nature Quotes
Stiff in opinion, always in the wrong.
- John Dryden | Opinion Quotes
Damned Neuters, in their Middle way of Steering, Are neither Fish, nor Flesh, nor good Red Herring.
- John Dryden | Politics Quotes
But far more numerous was the herd of stfch, Who think too little, and who talk too much.
- John Dryden | Talk Quotes
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 liv'd today.
- John Dryden | Today Quotes
For truth has such a face and such a mien, As to be lov'd needs only to be seen.
- John Dryden | Trust Quotes
War, he sung, is toil and trouble; Honour but an empty bubble.
- John Dryden | War Quotes


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