17th-century English poet and playwright
John Dryden was an English poet, literary critic, translator, and playwright who was appointed England's first Poet Laureate in 1668.
John Dryden Quotes
Reason is a crutch for age, but youth is strong enough to walk alone.
Happy the man, and happy he alone, he who can call today his own he who, secure within, can say, tomorrow do thy worst, for I have lived today.
Successful crimes alone are justified.
Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind. Anger will disappear just as soon as thoughts of resentment are forgotten.
The intoxication of anger, like that of the grape, shows us to others, but hides us from ourselves.
Beauty, like ice, our footing does betray Who can tread sure on the smooth, slippery way: Pleased with the surface, we glide swiftly on, And see the dangers that we cannot shun.
Boldness is a mask for fear, however great.
He has not learned the first lesson of life who does not every day surmount a fear.
Death in itself is nothing but we fear to be we know not what, we know not where.
Forgiveness to the injured does belong but they ne'er pardon who have done wrong.