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167 Famous Quotes by John Dryden
8/9/1631 - 5/12/1700
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Old as I am, for ladies' love unfit, The power of beauty I remember yet, Which once inflam'd my soul, and still inspires my wit.

Beauty Quotes, by John Dryden , Source: Cymon and Iphigenia (l. 1)

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When beauty fires the blood, how love exalts the mind!

Beauty Quotes, by John Dryden , Source: Cymon and Iphigenia (l. 41)

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Sooth'd with the sound, the king grew vain: Fought all his battles o'er again; And thrice he routed all his foes, and thrice he slew the slain.

Vanity Quotes, by John Dryden , Source: Alexander's Feast (l. 66)

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For who can be secure of private right, If sovereign sway may be dissolved by might? Nor is the people's judgment always true: The most may err as grossly as the few.

Public Quotes, by John Dryden , Source: Absalom and Achitophel (pt. I, l. 779)

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Drawn to the dregs of a democracy.

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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The love of liberty with life is given, And life itself the inferior gift of Heaven.

Liberty Quotes, by John Dryden , Source: Palamon and Arcite (bk. II, l. 291)

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Trust on and think To-morrow will repay; To-morrow's falser than the former day; Lies worse; and while it says, we shall be blest With some new Joys, cuts off what we possest.

Tomorrow Quotes, by John Dryden , Source: Aureng-zebe (act IV, sc. 1)

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Happy the man, and happy he alone, He, who can call to-day his own: He who, secure within, can say, Tomorrow do thy worst, for I have liv'd today.

Tomorrow Quotes, by John Dryden , Source: Imitation of Horace (bk. III, ode XXIX, l. 65)

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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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Him of the western dome, whose weighty sense Flows in fit words and heavenly eloquence.

Sense Quotes, by John Dryden , Source: Absalom and Achitophel (pt. I, l. 868)

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He raised a mortal to the skies; She drew an angel down.

Influence Quotes, by John Dryden , Source: Alexander's Feast (l. 169)

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Stiff in opinion, always in the wrong.

Opinion Quotes, by John Dryden , Source: Absalom and Achitophel (I, 545)

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

Freedom Quotes, by John Dryden , Source: Conquest of Granada (act I, sc. 1)

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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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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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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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At home the hateful names of parties cease, And factious souls are wearied into peace.

Peace Quotes, by John Dryden , Source: Astroea Redux (l. 312)

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The habit does not make the monk. [Lat., Cucullus (or Cuculla) non facit monachum.]

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

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All human things are subject to decay, And when fate summons, monarchs must obey.

Fate Quotes, by John Dryden , Source: Mac Flecknoe (l. 1)

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'Tis Fate that flings the dice, And as she flings Of kings makes peasants, And of peasants kings.

Fate Quotes, by John Dryden , Source: Works (vol. XV, p. 103)

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Ill fortune seldom comes alone.

Fortune Quotes, by John Dryden , Source: Cymon and Iphigenia (l. 592)

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Let fortune empty her whole quiver on me. I have a soul that, like an ample shield, Can take in all, and verge enough for more.

Fortune Quotes, by John Dryden , Source: Don Sebastian (act I, sc. 1)

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And that the Scriptures, though not everywhere Free from corruption, or entire, or clear, Are uncorrupt, sufficient, clear, entire In all things which our needful faith require.

Scripture Quotes, by John Dryden , Source: Religio Laici (l. 297)

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