He has not learned the first lesson of life who does not every day surmount a fear.
Quote by John Dryden
John Dryden Quotes
Boldness is a mask for fear, however great.
All things are subject to decay and when fate summons, monarchs must obey.
Even victors are by victory undone
For they conquer who believe they can.
When I consider life, 'tis all a cheat. Yet, fooled by hope, men favour the...
To die is landing on some distant shore.
He [Shakespeare] was the man who of all modern, and perhaps ancient poets, had the...
Genius must be born, and never can be taught.
Repentance is but want of power to sin.
Beware the fury of a patient man.
Woman's honor is nice as ermine; it will not bear a soil.
What passions cannot music raise or quell?
The sooner you treat your son as a man, the sooner he will be one.
Time, place, and action may with pains be wrought, But Genius must be born; and...
All heiresses are beautiful
Only man clogs his happiness with care, destroying what is with thoughts of what may...
If you be pungent, be brief; for it is with words as with sunbeams -...
Seek not to know what must not be reveal, for joy only flows where fate...
Successful crimes alone are justified.
The first is the law, the last prerogative.