John Dryden (Writer)

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Death in itself is nothing; but we fear To be we know not what, we know not where. .

John Dryden Quotes about fear
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An horrid stillness first invades the ear, And in that silence we the tempest fear. .

John Dryden Quotes about fear
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By viewing Nature, Nature's handmaid Art, Makes mighty things from small beginnings grow. .

John Dryden Quotes about win
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[T]he Famous Rules which the French call, Des Trois Unitez, or, The Three Unities, which ought to be observ'd in every Regular Play; namely, of Time, Place, and Action. .

John Dryden Quotes about time
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Pains of love be sweeter far Than all other pleasures are. Their heavenly harps a lower strain began, and in soft music mourn the fall of man. And oft with holy hymns he charm'd their ears, And music more melodious than the spheres. .

John Dryden Quotes about love
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[Music] is inarticulate poesy. .

John Dryden Quotes about art
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All delays are dangerous in war. .

John Dryden Quotes about war
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Pains of love be sweeter far Than all other pleasures are. .

John Dryden Quotes about love
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... not judging truth to be in nature better than falsehood, but setting a value on both according to interest. .

John Dryden Quotes about truth
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When I consider life, 't is all a cheat. Yet fool'd with hope, men favour the deceit; 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. Strange cozenage! none would live past years again, Yet all hope pleasure in what yet remain; And from the dregs of life think to receive What the first sprightly running could not give. .

John Dryden Quotes about life
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'T is not for nothing that we life pursue; It pays our hopes with something still that's new. .

John Dryden Quotes about life
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If others in the same Glass better see 'Tis for Themselves they look, but not for me: For my Salvation must its Doom receive Not from what others, but what I believe. .

John Dryden Quotes about believe
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More Safe, and much more modest 'tis, to say God wou'd not leave Mankind without a way: And that the Scriptures, though not every where Free from Corruption, or intire, or clear, Are uncorrupt, sufficient, clear, intire, In all things which our needfull Faith require.If others in the same Glass better see 'Tis for Themselves they look, but not for me: For my Salvation must its Doom receive Not from what others, but what I believe. .

John Dryden Quotes about believe
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Bold knaves thrive without one grain of sense, But good men starve for want of impudence. .

John Dryden Quotes about men
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Men met each other with erected look, The steps were higher that they took; Friends to congratulate their friends made haste, And long inveterate foes saluted as they passed. .

John Dryden Quotes about friends
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Since heaven's eternal year is thine. .

John Dryden Quotes about heaven
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O gracious God! how far have we Profaned thy heavenly gift of poesy! .

John Dryden Quotes about heaven
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Her wit was more than man, her innocence a child. .

John Dryden Quotes about man
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Preventing angels met it half the way, And sent us back to praise, who came to pray. .

John Dryden Quotes about angels
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Our vows are heard betimes! and Heaven takes care To grant, before we can conclude the prayer:Preventing angels met it half the way, And sent us back to praise, who came to pray. .

John Dryden Quotes about time
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And torture one poor word ten thousand ways. .

John Dryden Quotes about poor
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Three poets, in three distant ages born, Greece, Italy, and England did adorn. The first in loftiness of thought surpassed; The next, in majesty; in both the last. The force of Nature could no further go. To make a third, she joined the former two. .

John Dryden Quotes about thought
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This is the porcelain clay of humankind. .

John Dryden Quotes about man
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I have a soul that like an ample shield Can take in all, and verge enough for more. .

John Dryden Quotes about soul
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A knockdown argument: 'tis but a word and a blow. .

John Dryden Quotes about men
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Whistling to keep myself from being afraid. .

John Dryden Quotes about self
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The true Amphitryon is the Amphitryon where we dine. .

John Dryden Quotes about true
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Fairest Isle, all isles excelling, Seat of pleasures, and of loves; Venus here will choose her dwelling, And forsake her Cyprian groves. .

John Dryden Quotes about love
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There is still a vast difference betwixt the slovenly Butchering of a Man, and the fineness of a stroke that separates the Head from the Body, and leaves it standing in its place. .

John Dryden Quotes about love
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Thus all below is strength, and all above is grace. .

John Dryden Quotes about strength

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