John Dryden Quotes

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John Dryden Quotes

One cannot say he wanted wit, but rather that he was frugal of it.
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Secret guilt is by silence revealed.

— John Dryden

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

— John Dryden

We by art unteach what Nature taught.

— John Dryden

I am as free as nature first made man,
Ere the base laws of servitude began,
When wild in woods the noble savage ran.

— John Dryden

The World to Bacon does not only owe it's present knowledge, but its future too.

— John Dryden

Long pains, with use of bearing, are half eased.

— John Dryden

Death ends our woes, and the kind grave shuts up the mournful scene.

— John Dryden

And that one hunting, which the Devil design'd For one fair female, lost him half the kind.

— John Dryden

The soft complaining flute, In dying notes, discovers The woes of hopeless lovers.

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Hushed as midnight silence.

— John Dryden

Good sense and good nature are never separated; and good nature is the product of right reason.

— John Dryden

Lucky men are favorites of Heaven.

— John Dryden

If you are for a merry jaunt, I will try, for once, who can foot it farthest.

— John Dryden

One of the greatest, most noble, and most sublime poems which either this age or nation has produced.

— John Dryden

A narrow mind begets obstinacy; we do not easily believe what we cannot see.

— John Dryden

The fool of nature stood with stupid eyes And gaping mouth, that testified surprise.

— John Dryden

Affability, mildness, tenderness, and a word which I would fain bring back to its original signification of virtue,
I mean good-nature,
are of daily use; they are the bread of mankind and staff of life.

— John Dryden

Men met each other with erected look, The steps were higher that they took; Friends to congratulate their friends made haste, And long inveterate foes saluted as they pass'd.

— John Dryden

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