John Dryden

the outstanding poet and dramatist of the Restoration (1631-1700)

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A mob is the scum that rises upmost when the nation boils.Rate it:
All human things are subject to decay, and when fate summons, monarchs must obey.Rate it:
All human things are subject to decay,And, when Fate summons, monarchs must obeyThis Flecknoe found, who like Augustus youngWas call'd to empire, and had govern'd longIn prose and verse, was own'd, without disputeThrough all the realms of nonsense, absolute.Rate it:
And virtue, though in rags, will keep me warm.Rate it:
Better shun the bait, than struggle in the snare.Rate it:
Beware of the fury of the patient man.Rate it:
Beware the fury of a patient man.Rate it:
But far more numerous was the herd of such, Who think too little and who talk too much.Rate it:
But far more numerous was the herd of such,
Who think too little and who talk too much.
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Death in itself is nothing but we fear To be we know not what, we know not where.Rate it:
Dreams are but interludes that fancy makes...
Sometimes forgotten things, long cast behind
Rush forward in the brain, and come to mind.
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Great wits are sure to madness near allied And thin partitions do their bounds divide.Rate it:
Happy the man, and happy he alone, He, who can call to-day his own He who, secure within, can say, To-morrow do thy worst, for I have lived today.Rate it:
Happy the man, and happy he alone,
He, who can call to-day his own:
He who, secure within, can say,
To-morrow do thy worst, for I have lived today.
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How can finite grasp infinityRate it:
Ill habits gather unseen degrees, as brooks make rivers, rivers run to seas.Rate it:
Jealousy is the jaundice of the soul.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
Look around the habitable world, how few Know their own good, or knowing it, pursue.Rate it:
Look around the inhabited world; how few know their own good, or knowing it, pursue.Rate it:
Love is not in our choice but in our fate.Rate it:
Men are but children of a larger growth, Our appetites as apt to change as theirs, And full as craving too, and full as vain.Rate it:
Nor is the people's judgment always true: the most may err as grossly as the few.Rate it:
Pains of love be sweeter far Than all other pleasures are.Rate it:
Reason to rule but mercy to forgive The first is the law, the last prerogative.Rate it:
Roused by the lash of his own stubborn tail our lion now will foreign foes assail.Rate it:
Set all things in their own peculiar place, and know that order is the greatest grace.Rate it:
The conscience of a people is their power.Rate it:
The gates of Hell are open night and day Smooth the descent, and easy is the way But, to return, and view the cheerful skies In this, the task and mighty labor lies.Rate it:
The people have a right supremeTo make their kings, for Kings are made for them.All Empire is no more than Pow'r in Trust,Which when resum'd, can be no longer just.Successionm for the general good design'd,In its own wrong a Nation cannot bind.Rate it:
They think to little who talk to much.Rate it:
Tomorrow, do thy worst, for I have lived today.Rate it:
War is the trade of Kings.Rate it:
We first make our habits, and then our habits make us.Rate it:
We must beat the iron while it is hot, but we may polish it at leisure.Rate it:
When I consider life, it is all a cheat. Yet fooled with hope, people favor this deceit.Rate it:
Woman's honor is nice as ermine; it will not bear a soil.Rate it:
You see through love, and that deludes your sight, As what is straight seems crooked through the water.Rate it:

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