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A list of the best John Dryden quotes. This list is arranged by which famous John Dryden quotes have received the most votes, so only the greatest John Dryden quotes are at the top of the list. All the most popular quotes from John Dryden should be listed here, but if any were missed you can add more at the end of the list. This list includes notable John Dryden quotes on various subjects, many of which are inspirational and thought provoking.

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Genius must be born, and never can be taught. John Dryden

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Kings fight for empires, madmen for applause. John Dryden

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

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Repentance is but want of power to sin. John Dryden

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Far more numerous are those as such; who think to little and talk to much. John Dryden

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She feared no danger, for she knew no sin. John Dryden

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He who trusts secrets to a servant makes him his master. John Dryden

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Not to ask is not be denied. John Dryden

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

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Love is love's reward. John Dryden

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

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War, he sung, is toil and trouble; Honor but an empty bubble. John Dryden

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Tomorrow do thy worst, I have lived today. John Dryden

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

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Look around the inhabited world; how few know their own good, or knowing it, pursue. John Dryden

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

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Fortune befriends the bold. John Dryden

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

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War is the trade of Kings. John Dryden

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Be slow to resolve, but quick in performance. John Dryden

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Resolved to ruin or to rule the state. John Dryden

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Drinking is the soldier's pleasure. John Dryden

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Mighty things from small beginnings grow. John Dryden

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Love is not in our choice but in our fate. John Dryden

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Love works a different way in different minds, the fool it enlightens and the wise it blinds. John Dryden

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Go miser go, for money sell your soul. Trade wares for wares and trudge from pole to pole, So others may say when you are dead and gone. See what a vast estate he left his son. John Dryden

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

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For they conquer who believe they can. John Dryden

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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. John Dryden

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He was exhaled; his great Creator drew His spirit, as the sun the morning dew. John Dryden

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Such subtle Covenants shall be made,Till Peace it self is War in Masquerade. John Dryden

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Thou strong seducer, Opportunity! John Dryden

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Beware the fury of a patient man. John Dryden

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The sooner you treat your son as a man, the sooner he will be one. John Dryden

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

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

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Successful crimes alone are justified. John Dryden

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He has not learned the first lesson of life who does not every day surmount a fear. John Dryden

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

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

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Woman's honor is nice as ermine; it will not bear a soil. John Dryden

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All heiresses are beautiful. John Dryden

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Since every man who lives is born to die, and none can boast sincere felicity, with equal mind, what happens, let us bear, nor joy nor grieve too much for things beyond our care. John Dryden

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Nor is the people's judgment always true: the most may err as grossly as the few. John Dryden

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For all have not the gift of martyrdom. John Dryden

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All things are subject to decay and when fate summons, monarchs must obey. John Dryden

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Never was patriot yet, but was a fool. John Dryden

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So over violent, or over civil that every man with him was God or Devil. John Dryden

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Fortune, that with malicious joyDoes man her slave oppress,Proud of her office to destroy,Is seldom pleasd to bless. John Dryden

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All objects lose by too familiar a view. John Dryden