John Dryden Quotes

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

John Dryden

Look around the habitable world, how few Know their own good, or knowing it, pursue.

John Dryden

The idea of the painter and the sculptor is undoubtedly that perfect and excellent example of the mind, by imitation of which imagined form all things are represented which fall under human sight.

John Dryden

Great wits are sure to madness near allied - And thin partitions do their bounds divide.

John Dryden

All heiresses are beautiful.

John Dryden

Dancing is the poetry of the foot.

John Dryden

Beware the fury of a patient man.

John Dryden

The love of liberty with life is given, And life itself the inferior gift of Heaven.

John Dryden

Silence in times of suffering is the best.

John Dryden

When fate summons, monarchs must obey.

John Dryden

A knock-down argument; 'tis but a word and a blow.

John Dryden

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

John Dryden

When he spoke, what tender words he used! So softly, that like flakes of feathered snow, They melted as they fell.

John Dryden

Keen appetite And quick digestion wait on you and yours.

John Dryden

All objects lose by too familiar a view.

John Dryden

It is a madness to make fortune the mistress of events, because in herself she is nothing, but is ruled by prudence.

John Dryden
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