John Dryden Quotes

Ill habits gather by unseen degrees - As brooks make rivers, rivers run to seas.

John Dryden

Democracy does not guarantee equality of conditions--it only guarantees equality of opportunity.

John Dryden

We first make our habits, and then our habits make us.

John Dryden

Democracy is essentially anti-authoritarian--that is, it not only demands the right but imposes the responsibility of thinking for ourselves.

John Dryden

Drinking is the soldier's pleasure.

John Dryden

Humility and resignation are our prime virtues.

John Dryden

What all your sex desire is Sovereignty

John Dryden

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

Youth should watch joys and shoot them as they fly.

John Dryden

The intoxication of anger, like that of the grape, shows us to others, but hides us from ourselves.

John Dryden

Beauty is nothing else but a just accord and mutual harmony of the members, animated by a healthful constitution.

John Dryden

My hands are guilty, but my heart is free.

John Dryden

Thoughts cannot form themselves in words so horrid As can express my guilt.

John Dryden

Love reckons hours for months, and days for years; and every little absence is an age.

John Dryden

Words are but pictures of our thoughts.

John Dryden

A narrow mind begets obstinacy; we do not easily believe what we cannot see.

John Dryden

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