172 Total Quotes

John Dryden Quotes

When I consider life, 'tis all a cheat. Yet, fooled by hope, men favour the deceit; trust on, and think to-morrow will repay: to-morrow's falser than the former day.
John Dryden
#Trust #Cheating

Not to ask is not be denied.
John Dryden
#Ask #Silence

Nature meant me a wife, a silly harmless household Dove, fond without art; and kind without deceit.
John Dryden
#Wives #Art

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.
John Dryden
#English Poet

Criticism, as it was first instituted by Aristotle, was meant as a standard of judging well; the chiefest part of which is to observe those excellencies which delight a reasonable reader
John Dryden
#Aristotle

Plots, true or false, are necessary things, to raise up commonwealths, and ruin kings.
John Dryden
#Revolutions And Revolutionaries

Love is not in our choice but in our fate.
John Dryden
#English Poet #Choice

Pains of love be sweeter far than all other pleasures are
John Dryden
#Cute

But far more numerous was the herd of such, Who think too little, and who talk too much.
John Dryden
#English Poet

War, he sung, is toil and trouble; / Honour but an empty bubble; / Never ending, still beginning, / Fighting still, and still destroying. / If all the world be worth thy winning, / Think, oh think, it worth enjoying.
John Dryden
#Beginning

Love is love's reward.
John Dryden
#Love #English Poet

Fought all his battles o'er again; / And thrice he routed all his foes; and thrice he slew the slain.
John Dryden
#Battles

He raised a mortal to the skies; / She drew an angel down.
John Dryden
#Angels

He who would search for pearls must dive below.
John Dryden
#English Poet

When I consider life, 'tis all a cheat yet, fool'd by hope, men favour the deceit
John Dryden
#Deceit

When I consider life, it is all a cheat. Yet fooled with hope, people favor this deceit.
John Dryden
#English Poet #Deceit

Beware the fury of a patient man.
John Dryden
#Anger #English Poet

Fortune befriends the bold.
John Dryden
#American Poet

Thou strong seducer, Opportunity!
John Dryden
#Opportunity

Boldness is a mask for fear, however great.
John Dryden
#Boldness

Ill habits gather unseen degrees, as brooks make rivers, rivers run to seas.
John Dryden
#English Poet

A knock-down argument; 'tis but a word and a blow.
John Dryden
#English Poet #Argument