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 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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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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