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    John Dryden Quotes

    English dramatist & poet

    Quotes by John Dryden

    • Better shun the bait, than struggle in the snare.
    • But far more numerous was the herd of such, Who think too little and who talk too much.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Set all things in their own peculiar place, and know that order is the greatest grace.
    • The conscience of a people is their power.
    • They think too little who talk too much.
    • We must beat the iron while it is hot, but we may polish it at leisure.
    • Beware the fury of a patient man.
      Absalom and Achitophel (1681)
    • None are so busy as the fool and knave.
      The Medal, 1682
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