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  Quotes of John Dryden [62]


  1. Look around the inhabited world; how few know their own good, or knowing it, pursue.
  2. By education most have been misled; So they believe, because they were bred. The priest continues where the nurse began, And thus the child imposes on the man.
  3. If you be pungent, be brief; for it is with words as with sunbeams - the more they are condensed the deeper they burn.
  4. Love is not in our choice but in our fate.
  5. Ill habits gather unseen degrees, as brooks make rivers, rivers run to seas.
  6. Love works a different way in different minds, the fool it enlightens and the wise it blinds.
  7. Even victors are by victories undone.
  8. He has not learned the first lesson of life who does not every day surmount a fear.
  9. Go miser go, for money sell your soul. Trade wares for wares and trudge from pole to pole, So others may say when you are dead and gone. See what a vast estate he left his son.
  10. Successful crimes alone are justified.
  11. Tomorrow do thy worst, I have lived today.
  12. They that possess the prince possess the laws.
  13. Shame on the body for breaking down while the spirit perseveres.
  14. What passions cannot music raise or quell?
  15. Death in itself is nothing; but we fear to be we know not what, we know not where.
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