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167 Famous Quotes by John Dryden
8/9/1631 - 5/12/1700
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Dryden, John     Glorious John
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Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.

Education Quotes, by John Dryden , Source: Hind and the Panther (pt. III, l. 389)

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Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.

Education Quotes, by John Dryden , Source: Hind and the Panther (pt. III, l. 389)

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God has endowed man with inalienable rights, among which are self-government, reason, and conscience. Man is properly self-governed only when he is guided rightly and governed by his Maker, divine Truth and Love.

Democracy Quotes, by John Dryden , Source: Absalom and Achitophel (pt. I, l. 227)

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Be nice to people on your way up because you might meet 'em on your way down.

Ambition Quotes, by John Dryden , Source: Absalom and Achitophel (pt. I, l. 198)

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Dreams are but interludes, which fancy makes; When monarch reason sleeps, this mimic wakes.

Dreams Quotes, by John Dryden , Source: Fables--The Cock and the Fox (l. 325)

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There is a pleasure, sure, In being mad, which none but madmen know!

Insanity Quotes, by John Dryden , Source: Spanish Friar (act II, st. 1)

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The monarch oak, the patriarch of the trees, Shoots rising up, and spreads by slow degrees. Three centuries he grows, and three he stays Supreme in state; and in three more decays.

Oak Quotes, by John Dryden , Source: Palamon and Arcite (bk. III, l. 1.058)

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Beware the fury of a patient man. -John Dryden.

Anger Quotes, by John Dryden

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He who trusts secrets to a servant makes him his master.

Secrecy Quotes, by John Dryden

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By education most have been misled.

Education Quotes, by John Dryden , Source: Hind and the Panther (pt. III, l. 389)

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Whistling to keep myself from being afraid.

Courage Quotes, by John Dryden , Source: Amphitryon (act III, sc. 1)

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All, as they say, that glitters is not gold.

Appearance Quotes, by John Dryden , Source: Hind and the Panther

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Some truth there was, but dash'd and brew'd with lies, To please the fools, and puzzle all the wise.

Lying Quotes, by John Dryden , Source: Absalom and Achitophel

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The brave man seeks not popular applause, Nor, overpower'd with arms, deserts his cause; Unsham'd, though foil'd, he does the best he can, Force is of brutes, but honor is of man.

Bravery Quotes, by John Dryden , Source: Palamon and Arcite (bk. III, l. 2015)

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Treason is not own'd when 'tis descried; Successful crimes alone are justified.

Treason Quotes, by John Dryden , Source: Medals (l. 207)

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Who climbs the grammar-tree, distinctly knows Where noun, and verb, and participle grows.

Language Quotes, by John Dryden , Source: Sixth Satire of Juvenal (l. 583)

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Deserted, at his utmost need, By those his former bounty fed; On the bare earth exposed he lies, With not a friend to close his eyes.

Ingratitude Quotes, by John Dryden , Source: Alexander's Feast (st. 4)

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But Esau's hands suit ill with Jacob's voice.

Deceit Quotes, by John Dryden , Source: Absalom and Achitophel (pt. I, l. 982)

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There are only two truly infinite things, the universe and stupidity. And I am unsure about the universe.

Stupidity Quotes, by John Dryden , Source: Cymon and Iphigenia (l. 107)

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Boldness is a mask for fear, however great.

Boldness Quotes, by John Dryden

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When he spoke, what tender words he used! So softly, that like flakes of feathered snow, They melted as they fell.

Tenderness Quotes, by John Dryden

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Beware the fury of a patient man.

Proverbs Quotes, by John Dryden , Source: Absalom and Achitophel (pt. I, l. 1005)

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A man so various, that he seem'd to be Not one, but all mankind's epitome; Stiff in opinions, always in the wrong. Was everything by starts, and nothing long; But in the course of one revolving moon, Was chymist, fiddler, statesman, and buffoon.

Proverbs Quotes, by John Dryden , Source: Absalom and Actitophel (pt. I, l. 545)

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Forgiveness to the injured does belong, But they ne'er pardon who have done the wrong.

Proverbs Quotes, by John Dryden , Source: Conquest of Granada (pt. II, act I, sc. 2)

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With ravish'd ears The monarch hears, Assumes the god, Affects to nod, And seems to shake the spheres.

Gods Quotes, by John Dryden , Source: Alexander's Feast (l. 37)

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