Every age has a kind of universal genius, which includes those that live in it to some particular studies.
Quote by John Dryden
They can conquer who believe they can
All, all of a piece throughout; Thy chase had a beast in view; Thy wars...
If you be pungent, be brief; for it is with words as with sunbeams -...
Love is not in our choice but in our fate.
Self-defence is Nature's eldest law.
Dancing is the poetry of the foot.
Great wits are sure to madness near allied - And thin partitions do their bounds...
Honor is but an empty bubble.
Beauty, like ice, our footing does betray; Who can tread sure on the smooth, slippery...
Repentance is but want of power to sin.
He who would search for pearls must dive below.
Roused by the lash of his own stubborn tail our lion now will foreign foes...
Look around the inhabited world; how few know their own good, or knowing it, pursue.
Pains of love be sweeter far than all other pleasures are.
Successful crimes alone are justified
When I consider life, 'tis all a cheat. Yet, fooled by hope, men favour the...
Thou strong seducer, Opportunity!
Let grace and goodness be the principal loadstone of thy affections. For love which hath...
Seek not to know what must not be reveal, for joy only flows where fate...
The first is the law, the last prerogative.