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Kings fight for empires, madmen for applause.
Fortune befriends the bold.
We first make our habits, and then our habits make us.
But far more numerous was the herd of such. Who think too little and who talk too much.
She feared no danger, for she knew no sin.
Beware the fury of a patient man.
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Love is not in our choice but in our fate.
They conquer who believe they can.
Mighty things from small beginnings grow.
Love works a different way in different minds, the fool it enlightens and the wise it blinds.
Genius must be born, and never can be taught.
For they conquer who believe they can.
Look around the inhabited world; how few know their own good, or knowing it, pursue.
Not to ask is not be denied.
About John Dryden
Quotes 89 sayings Nationality English Profession Poet Birthday August 9, 1631
Be slow to resolve, but quick in performance.
Only man clogs his happiness with care, destroying what is, with thoughts of what may be.
The sooner you treat your son as a man, the sooner he will be one.
Reason is a crutch for age, but youth is strong enough to walk alone.
When I consider life, it is all a cheat. Yet fooled with hope, people favor this deceit.
Love is love's reward.
Far more numerous are those as such; who think to little and talk to much.
Self-defense is Nature's eldest law.
Time, place, and action may with pains be wrought, but genius must be born; and never can be taught.
He has not learned the first lesson of life who does not every day surmount a fear.
Tomorrow do thy worst, I have lived today.
He who trusts secrets to a servant makes him his master.
Pains of love be sweeter far than all the other pleasures are.
Jealousy is the jaundice of the soul.
Nor is the people's judgement always true;The most may err as grossly as the few.
Reason to rule but mercy to forgive: The first is the law, the last prerogative.
War, he sung, is toil and trouble; Honor but an empty bubble.
Successful crimes alone are justified.
He who would search for pearls must dive below.
So over violent, or over civil that every man with him was God or Devil.
All objects lose by too familiar a view.
Since every man who lives is born to die, and none can boast sincere felicity, with equal mind, what happens, let us bear, nor joy nor grieve too much for things beyond our care.
Honor is but an empty bubble.
Such subtle Covenants shall be made,Till Peace it self is War in Masquerade.
Time is the most valuable coin in your life.
You and you alone will determine how that coin will be spent. Be careful that you don't let other people spend it for you.
Nature meant me a wife, a silly harmless household Dove, fond without art; and kind without deceit.
Ill habits gather unseen degrees, as brooks make rivers, rivers run to seas.
Plots, true or false, are necessary things, to raise up commonwealths, and ruin kings.
All heiresses are beautiful.
Shame on the body for breaking down while the spirit perseveres.
Roused by the lash of his own stubborn tail our lion now will foreign foes assail.
Never was patriot yet, but was a fool.
He invades authors like a monarch; and what would be theft in other poets is only victory in him.
Let grace and goodness be the principal loadstone of thy affections.
For love which hath ends, will have an end; whereas that which is founded on true virtue, will always continue.
You see through love, and that deludes your sight, As what is straight seems crooked through the water.
Resolved to ruin or to rule the state.
Repentance is but want of power to sin.
For all have not the gift of martyrdom.