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 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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A Quote by John Dryden on beginning, laws, nature, and nobility

I am as free as Nature first made man, Ere the base laws of servitude began, When wild in woods the noble savage ran.

John Dryden (1631 - 1700)

Source: The Conquest of Granada. Part i. Act i. Sc. 1.

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A Quote by John Dryden on life

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Bankrupt of life, yet prodigal of ease.

John Dryden (1631 - 1700)

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A Quote by John Dryden on cheating, day, deception, hope, lies, life, men, past, pleasure, and trust

When I consider life, 't is all a cheat. Yet fool'd with hope, men favour the deceit; Trust on, and think to-morrow will repay. To-morrow 's falser than the former day; Lies worse, and while it says we shall be blest With some new joys, cuts off what we possest. Strange cozenage! none would live past years again, Yet all hope pleasure in what yet remain; And from the dregs of life think to receive What the first sprightly running could not give.

John Dryden (1631 - 1700)

Source: Aurengzebe. Act iv. Sc. 1.

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A Quote by John Dryden on struggle

Better shun the bait than struggle in the snare.

John Dryden (1631 - 1700)

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