Quotes of John Dryden

“ We first make our habits, and then our habits make us. ”

- John Dryden

“ We first make our habits, and then our habits make us. ”

- John Dryden

“ The conscience of a people is their power. ”

- John Dryden

“ If you have lived, take thankfully the past. ”

- John Dryden

“ Beware the fury of a patient man. ”

- John Dryden

“ Death in itself is nothing; but we fear to be we know not what, we know not where. ”

- John Dryden

“ Jealousy is the jaundice of the soul. ”

- John Dryden

“ If you have lived, take thankfully the past. ”

- 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

“ Love reckons hours for months, and days for years; and every little absence is an age. ”

- John Dryden

“ I am sore wounded but not slain I will lay me down and bleed a while And then rise up to fight again ”

- John Dryden

“ But far more numerous was the herd of such, Who think too little, and who talk too much. ”

- John Dryden

“ Errors, like straws, upon the surface flow; He who would search for pearls, must dive below. ”

- John Dryden

“ Welcome, thou kind deceiver! Thou best of thieves: who, with an easy key, Dost open life, and, unperceived by us, Even steal us from ourselves. ”

- John Dryden

“ For you may palm upon us new for old: All, as they say, that glitters, is not gold. ”

- John Dryden

“ so meer Poets and meer Musicians, are as sottish as meer Drunkards are, who live in a continuall mist without seeing, or judgeing any thing clearly. A man should be learn'd in severall Sciences, and should have a rea∣sonable Philosophicall, and ni some measure a Mathematicall head; to be a compleat and excellent Poet ”

- John Dryden

“ Fool that I was, upon my eagle's wings I bore this wren, till I was tired with soaring, and now he mounts above me. ”

- John Dryden

“ A horrid stillness first invades the ear,And in that silence we the tempest fear. ”

- John Dryden

“ The most aggravating thing about the younger generation is that I no longer belong to it. ”

- John Dryden

“ While yet a young probationer, / And candidate of heaven. ”

- John Dryden

“ Fortune befriends the bold. ”

- John Dryden

“ We spirits have just such natures We had for all the world, when human creatures; And, therefore, I, that was an actress here, Play all my tricks in hell, a goblin there. ”

- John Dryden

“ God never made His work for man to mend. ”

- John Dryden

“ Love is love's reward. ”

- John Dryden

“ Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. ”

- John Dryden

“ Whistling to keep myself from being afraid. ”

- John Dryden

“ While yet a young probationer, / And candidate of heaven. ”

- John Dryden

“ Fool that I was, upon my eagle's wings I bore this wren, till I was tired with soaring, and now he mounts above me. ”

- John Dryden

“ Let fortune empty her whole quiver on me. I have a soul that, like an ample shield, Can take in all, and verge enough for more. ”

- John Dryden
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