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167 Famous Quotes by John Dryden
8/9/1631 - 5/12/1700
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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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Creator Venus, genial power of love, The bliss of men below, and gods above! Beneath the sliding sun thou runn'st thy race, Dost fairest shine, and best become thy place; For thee the winds their eastern blasts forbear, Thy mouth reveals the spring, and opens all the year; Thee, goddess, thee, the storms of winter fly, Earth smiles with flowers renewing, laughs the sky.

Gods Quotes, by John Dryden , Source: Palamon and Arcite (bk. III, l. 1405)

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It is not so very important for a person to learn facts. For that he does not really need a college. He can learn them from books. The value of an education is a liberal arts college is not learning of many facts but the training of the mind to think something that cannot be learned from textbooks.

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

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The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.

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

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You know I met you, Kist you, and prest you close within my arms, With all the tenderness of wifely love.

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

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Doeg, though without knowing how or why, Made a still a blundering kind of melody; Spurr'd boldly on, and dash'd through thick and thin, Through sense and nonsense, never out nor in; Free from all meaning whether good or bad, And in one word, heroically mad.

Poetry Quotes, by John Dryden , Source: Absalom and Achitophel (pt. II,, l. 412), "Thick and Thin"

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For friendship, of itself a holy tie, Is made more sacred by adversity.

Friendship Quotes, by John Dryden , Source: The Hind and the Panther (pt. III, l. 47)

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Look around the habitable world, how few Know their own good, or knowing it, pursue.

Goodness Quotes, by John Dryden , Source: Juvenal (satire X)

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

Silence Quotes, by John Dryden , Source: Astroea Redux (l. 7)

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If A equals success, then the formula is: A = X + Y + Z, X is work. Y is play. Z is keep your mouth shut.

Silence Quotes, by John Dryden , Source: Astroea Redux (l. 7)

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Since Heaven's eternal year is thine.

Heaven Quotes, by John Dryden , Source: Elegy on Mrs. Killegrew (l. 15)

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Nor can his blessed soul look down from heaven, Or break the eternal sabbath of his rest.

Heaven Quotes, by John Dryden , Source: The Spanish Friar (act V, sc. 2)

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Not heaven itself upon the past has power; But what has been, has been, and I have had my hour.

Past Quotes, by John Dryden , Source: Imitation of Horace (bk. III, ode XXIX, l. 71)

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And plenty makes us poor.

Poverty Quotes, by John Dryden , Source: The Medal (l. 126)

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Content with poverty, my soul I arm; And virtue, though in rags, will keep me warm.

Poverty Quotes, by John Dryden , Source: Third Book of Horace (ode 29)

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The proud he tam'd, the penitent he cheer'd: Nor to rebuke the rich offender fear'd. His preaching much, but more his practice wrought; (A living sermon of the truths he taught:) For this by rules severe his life he squar'd: That all might see the doctrines which they heard.

Preaching Quotes, by John Dryden , Source: Character of a Good Parson (l. 75)

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A fiery soul, which, working out its way, Fretted the pygmy-body to decay, And o'er-informed the tenement of clay.

Soul Quotes, by John Dryden , Source: Absalom and Achitophel (pt. I, l. 156)

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Lord of oneself, uncumbered with a name.

Soul Quotes, by John Dryden , Source: Epistle to John Dryden

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Roused by the lash of his own stubborn tail, Our lion now will foreign foes assail.

England Quotes, by John Dryden , Source: Astroea Redux (l. 117)

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But Shakespeare's magic could not copied be; Within that circle none durst walk but he.

Shakespeare Quotes, by John Dryden , Source: The Tempest--Prologue

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But genius must be born, and never can be taught.

Genius Quotes, by John Dryden , Source: Epistle X--To Congreve (l. 60)

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Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.

Genius Quotes, by John Dryden , Source: Epistle X--To Congreve (l. 60)

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Any fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius--and a lot of courage--to move in the opposite direction.

Genius Quotes, by John Dryden , Source: Epistle X--To Congreve (l. 60)

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Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex. . . . It takes a touch of genius--and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.

Genius Quotes, by John Dryden , Source: Epistle X--To Congreve (l. 60)

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