John Dryden

1631 - 1700

A Quote by John Dryden

Love is not in our choice but in our fate.

John Dryden (1631 - 1700)

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A Quote by John Dryden on happiness

Only man clogs his happiness with care, destroying what is, with thoughts of what may be.

John Dryden (1631 - 1700)

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A Quote by John Dryden

What precious drops are those Which silently each other's track pursue, Bright as young diamonds in their infant dew?

John Dryden (1631 - 1700)

Source: The Conquest of Granada. Part ii. Act iii. Sc. 1.

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A Quote by John Dryden on learning

Learn to write well, or not to write at all.

John Dryden (1631 - 1700)

Source: Essay on Satire

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A Quote by John Dryden on age and beauty

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She, though in full-blown flower of glorious beauty, Grows cold even in the summer of her age.

John Dryden (1631 - 1700)

Source: Oedipus. Act iv. Sc. 1.

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A Quote by John Dryden on fear and silence

An horrible stilness first invades our ear, And in that silence we the tempest fear.

John Dryden (1631 - 1700)

Source: Astraea Redux

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A Quote by John Dryden on dance and poetry

Dancing is the poetry of the foot.

John Dryden (1631 - 1700)

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A Quote by John Dryden on death and fame

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Fame then was cheap, and the first comer sped; And they have kept it since by being dead.

John Dryden (1631 - 1700)

Source: The Conquest of Granada. Epilogue

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A Quote by John Dryden

For every inch that is not fool is rogue.

John Dryden (1631 - 1700)

Source: Absalom and Achitophel

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A Quote by John Dryden on forgiveness

Forgiveness to the injured does belong; But they ne'er pardon who have done the wrong.

John Dryden (1631 - 1700)

Source: The Conquest of Granada. Part ii. Act i. Sc. 2.

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