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Quotations by author » John Dryden
British Poet, Dramatist and Critic of Literacy, 1631-1700
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'Tis well an old age is out, And time to begin a new.
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A knock-down argument; 'tis but a word and a blow.
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A mob is the scum that rises up most when the nation boils
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A mob is the scum that rises utmost when the nation boils
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A narrow mind begets obstinacy; we do not easily believe what we cannot see
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A thing well said will be wit in all languages.
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All delays are dangerous in war
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All heiresses are beautiful
Beauty
All humane things are subject to decay, And, when fate summons, Monarchs must obey.
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All objects lose by too familiar a view.
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All, all of a piece throughout; / Thy chase had a beast in view; / Thy wars brought nothing about; / Thy lovers were all untrue. / 'Tis well an old age is out, / And time to begin a new.
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All, as they say, that glitters is not gold
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An horrid stillness first invades the ear, / And in that stillness we the tempest fear.
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And all to leave, what with this toil he won, / To that unfeathered, two-legged thing, a son.
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And love's the noblest frailty of the mind.
Love
And plenty makes us poor.
Poverty
And this unpolished rugged verse I chose / As fittest for discourse and nearest prose.
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And thus the child imposes on the man.
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And torture one poor word ten thousand ways.
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And virtue, though in rags, will keep me warm
Virtue
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