Love is not in our choice but in our fate.
John Dryden (1631 - 1700)
Contributed by: ElleVogue
Only man clogs his happiness with care, destroying what is, with thoughts of what may be.
Contributed by: jk
What precious drops are those Which silently each other's track pursue, Bright as young diamonds in their infant dew?
Source: The Conquest of Granada. Part ii. Act iii. Sc. 1.
Contributed by: Zaady
Learn to write well, or not to write at all.
Source: Essay on Satire
She, though in full-blown flower of glorious beauty, Grows cold even in the summer of her age.
Source: Oedipus. Act iv. Sc. 1.
An horrible stilness first invades our ear, And in that silence we the tempest fear.
Source: Astraea Redux
Dancing is the poetry of the foot.
Fame then was cheap, and the first comer sped; And they have kept it since by being dead.
Source: The Conquest of Granada. Epilogue
For every inch that is not fool is rogue.
Source: Absalom and Achitophel
Forgiveness to the injured does belong; But they ne'er pardon who have done the wrong.
Source: The Conquest of Granada. Part ii. Act i. Sc. 2.
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