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17 Famous Quotes by Sir John Denham

Who fears not to do ill fears the name, And free from conscience, is a slave to fame.

Fame Quotes, by Sir John Denham , Source: Cooper's Hill (l. 129)

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Actions of the last age are like almanacs of the last year.

Action Quotes, by Sir John Denham , Source: The Sophy--A Tragedy

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Human beings must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it.

Action Quotes, by Sir John Denham , Source: The Sophy--A Tragedy

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Nothing happens until something moves.

Action Quotes, by Sir John Denham , Source: The Sophy--A Tragedy

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People love chopping wood. In this activity one immediately sees results.

Action Quotes, by Sir John Denham , Source: The Sophy--A Tragedy

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Sure there are poets which did never dream Upon Parnassus, nor did taste the stream Of Helicon; we therefore may suppose Those made not poets, but the poets those.

Poets Quotes, by Sir John Denham , Source: Cooper's Hill

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Darkness our guide, Despair our leader was.

Despair Quotes, by Sir John Denham , Source: Essay on Vergil's Aeneid

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Night was our friend, our leader was Despair.

Despair Quotes, by Sir John Denham , Source: Essay on Vergil's Aeneid

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Youth, what man's age is like to be, doth show; We may our ends by our beginnings know.

Youth Quotes, by Sir John Denham , Source: Of Prudence (l. 225)

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'Tis the most certain sign, the world's accurst That the best things corrupted, are the worst; 'Twas the corrupted Light of knowledge, hurl'd Sin, Death, and Ignorance o'er all the world; That Sun like this (from which our sight we have) Gaz'd on too long, resumes the light he gave.

Corruption Quotes, by Sir John Denham , Source: Progress of Learning

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Uncertain ways unsafest are, And doubt a greater mischief than despair.

Doubt Quotes, by Sir John Denham , Source: Cooper's Hill (l. 399)

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You prove but too clearly that seeking to know Is too frequently learning to doubt. [Fr., Vous ne prouvez que trop que chercher a connaitre N'est souvent qu' apprendre a douter.]

Doubt Quotes, by Sir John Denham , Source: Cooper's Hill (l. 399)

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I kept on digging the hole deeper and deeper looking for the treasure chest until I finally lifted my head, looked up and realized that I had dug my own grave.

Doubt Quotes, by Sir John Denham , Source: Cooper's Hill (l. 399)

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The age, wherein he lived was dark; but he Could not want sight, who taught the world to see.

Sight Quotes, by Sir John Denham , Source: in Todd's "Johnson"

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O, could I flow like thee! and make thy stream My great example, as it is my theme; Though deep yet clear, though gentle yet not dull; Strong without rage, without o'erflowing full.

Thames river Quotes, by Sir John Denham , Source: Cooper's Hill (l. 189)

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Ambition is like love, impatient both of delays and rivals.

Ambition Quotes, by Sir John Denham

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Ambition is like love, impatient both of delays and rivals.

Inspirational Quotes, by Sir John Denham

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