All objects lose by too familiar a view.
Quote by John Dryden
John Dryden Quotes
Time, place, and action may with pains be wrought, But Genius must be born; and...
Shame on the body for breaking down while the spirit perseveres.
Happy the man, and happy he alone, he who can call today his own; he...
When I consider life, 'tis all a cheat. Yet, fooled by hope, men favour the...
Look round the habitable world, how few Know their own good, or, knowing it, pursue!
Sometimes we see things not as they are but as we are: Love brings understanding
Fool that I was, upon my eagle's wings I bore this wren, till I was...
What all your sex desire is Sovereignty
All heiresses are beautiful
All, all of a piece throughout; Thy chase had a beast in view; Thy wars...
But far more numerous was the herd of such, Who think too little, and who...
For, Heaven be thank'd, we live in such an age, when no man dies for...
Drinking is the soldier's pleasure.
Errors like straws upon the surface flow: Who would search for pearls must dive below
God never made his work for man to mend.
The first is the law, the last prerogative.
Repentance is but want of power to sin.
Pains of love be sweeter far than all other pleasures are.
Words are but pictures of our thoughts.
Jealousy is the jaundice of the soul.