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John Dryden
August 19, 1631 - May 12, 1700
Nationality: English
Category: Poet
Subcategory: English Poet

All objects lose by too familiar a view.


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


The first is the law, the last prerogative.


Repentance is but want of power to sin.


Love is love's reward.


Never was patriot yet, but was a fool.


Dancing is the poetry of the foot.


To die is landing on some distant shore.


It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.


Love is not in our choice but in our fate.


Tomorrow do thy worst, I have lived today.


But far more numerous was the herd of such, Who think too little, and who talk too much.


By education most have been misled; So they believe, because they were bred. The priest continues where the nurse began, And thus the child imposes on the man.


Even victors are by victories undone.


Roused by the lash of his own stubborn tail our lion now will foreign foes assail.


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


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


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.


For truth has such a face and such a mien, as to be loved needs only to be seen.


For they conquer who believe they can.


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