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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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Democracy is essentially anti-authoritarian--that is, it not only demands the right but imposes the responsibility of thinking for ourselves.

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

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Democracy does not guarantee equality of conditions--it only guarantees equality of opportunity.

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

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Such subtle covenants shall be made, Till peace itself is war in masquerade.

Peace Quotes, by John Dryden , Source: Absalom and Achitopel (pt. I, l. 752; pt. II, l. 268)

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

Absence Quotes, by John Dryden

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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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Murder may pass unpunish'd for a time, But tardy justice will o'ertake the crime.

Murder Quotes, by John Dryden , Source: The Cock and the Fox (l. 285)

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And nobler is a limited command, Given by the love of all your native land, Than a successive title, long and dark, Drawn from the mouldy rolls of Noah's Ark.

Love of country Quotes, by John Dryden , Source: Absalom and Achitophel (pt. I, l. 299)

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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He made all countries where he came his own.

Love of country Quotes, by John Dryden , Source: Astroea Redux (l. 76)

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