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John Dryden Quotes

poet
Born On
1631-08-09
Died On
1700-05-12
Birth Place
Northamptonshire, England
Death Place
London, England
Birth Sign
leo
Father
Erasmus Dryden
Mother
Mary Pickering
Spouse
Lady Elizabeth
Nationality
British
Education
Trinity College, Cambridge, Westminster School, University of Cambridge
Writers, Poets, Playwrights

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

John Dryden

When I consider life, it is all a cheat. Yet fooled with hope, people favor this deceit.

John Dryden

Successful crimes alone are justified.

John Dryden

You see through love, and that deludes your sight, As what is straight seems crooked through the water.

John Dryden

Love is not in our choice but in our fate.

John Dryden

Pains of love be sweeter far than all other pleasures are.

John Dryden

Words are but pictures of our thoughts.

John Dryden

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

John Dryden

Seek not to know what must not be reveal, for joy only flows where fate is most concealed. A busy person would find their sorrows much more; if future fortunes were known before!

John Dryden

Reason is a crutch for age, but youth is strong enough to walk alone.

John Dryden

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.

John Dryden

Jealousy is the jaundice of the soul.

John Dryden

Like pilgrims to the appointed place we tend; The world's an inn, and death the journey's end.

John Dryden

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

John Dryden

Time, place, and action may with pains be wrought, but genius must be born; and never can be taught.

John Dryden

Let grace and goodness be the principal load stone of thy affections. For love which hath ends, will have an end; whereas that which is founded on true virtue, will always continue.

John Dryden