John Dryden Quotes

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Born: August 9, 1631, Aldwincle, Thrapston, Northamptonshire, England
Birth Country: England
Died: London, England, May 1, 1700
Occupation: Noble person

Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind. Anger will disappear just as soon as thoughts of resentment are forgotten.
- John Dryden

Beauty, like ice, our footing does betray Who can tread sure on the smooth, slippery way: Pleased with the surface, we glide swiftly on, And see the dangers that we cannot shun.
- John Dryden

Beware the fury of a patient man.
- John Dryden

Boldness is a mask for fear, however great.
- John Dryden

But love's a malady without a cure.
- John Dryden

By education most have been misled So they believe, because they were bred. The priest continues where the nurse began, And thus the child imposes on the man.
- John Dryden

Dancing is the poetry of the foot.
- John Dryden

Death in itself is nothing but we fear to be we know not what, we know not where.
- John Dryden

For truth has such a face and such a mien, as to be loved needs only to be seen.
- John Dryden

Forgiveness to the injured does belong but they ne'er pardon who have done wrong.
- John Dryden

Go miser go, for money sell your soul. Trade wares for wares and trudge from pole to pole, So others may say when you are dead and gone. See what a vast estate he left his son.
- John Dryden

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 lived today.
- John Dryden

He has not learned the first lesson of life who does not every day surmount a fear.
- John Dryden

Jealousy is the jaundice of the soul.
- John Dryden

Love is love's reward.
- John Dryden

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

Pains of love be sweeter far than all other pleasures are.
- John Dryden

Reason is a crutch for age, but youth is strong enough to walk alone.
- John Dryden

Seek not to know what must not be reveal, for joy only flows where fate is most concealed. A busy person would find their sorrows much more if future fortunes were known before!
- John Dryden

Successful crimes alone are justified.
- John Dryden

The intoxication of anger, like that of the grape, shows us to others, but hides us from ourselves.
- John Dryden

War is the trade of Kings.
- John Dryden

When I consider life, it is all a cheat. Yet fooled with hope, people favor this deceit.
- John Dryden

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