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John Dryden Quotes

(1631-1700), British Poet, Dramatist, Critic

Men are but children of a larger growth, Our appetites as apt to change as theirs, And full as craving too, and full as vain.

Category: Adulthood

Fool that I was, upon my eagle's wings I bore this wren, till I was tired with soaring, and now he mounts above me.

Category: Aid And Assistance

Only man clogs his happiness with care, destroying what is, with thoughts of what may be.

Category: Anxiety

Drinking is the soldier's pleasure.

Category: Army And Navy

Fortune befriends the bold.

Category: Boldness

For they conquer who believe they can.

Category: Confidence

For all have not the gift of martyrdom.

Category: Conformity

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

Category: Conquest

Happy the man, and happy he alone, he who can call today his own; he who, secure within, can say, tomorrow do thy worst, for I have lived today.

Category: Contentment

Successful crimes alone are justified.

Category: Crime And Criminals

To die is landing on some distant shore.

Category: Death And Dying

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

Category: Death And Dying

He was exhaled; his great Creator drew His spirit, as the sun the morning dew.

Category: Death And Dying

Like pilgrims to the appointed place we tend; The world's an inn, and death the journey's end.

Category: Death And Dying

Be slow to resolve, but quick in performance.

Category: Decisions