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  Quotes of John Dryden [62]


  1. The sooner you treat your son as a man, the sooner he will be one.
  2. Words are but pictures of our thoughts.
  3. We first make our habits, and then our habits make us.
  4. Pains of love be sweeter far than all other pleasures are.
  5. We must beat the iron while it is hot, but we may polish it at leisure.
  6. There is a pleasure in being mad which none but madmen know.
  7. You see through love, and that deludes your sight, As what is straight seems crooked through the water.
  8. They think too little who talk too much.
  9. 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.
  10. The conscience of a people is their power.
  11. Set all things in their own peculiar place, and know that order is the greatest grace.
  12. Let grace and goodness be the principal loadstone of thy affections. For love which hath ends, will have an end; whereas that which is founded on true virtue, will always continue.
  13. But far more numerous was the herd of such,
    Who think too little and who talk too much.
  14. All things are subject to decay and when fate summons, monarchs must obey.
  15. Better shun the bait, than struggle in the snare.
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