If you be pungent, be brief; for it is with words as with sunbeams - the more they are condensed the deeper they burn.
Quote by John Dryden
John Dryden Quotes
Love reckons hours for months, and days for years; and every little absence is an...
So softly death succeeded life in her, She did but dream of heaven, and she...
Boldness is a mask for fear, however great.
When I consider life, it is all a cheat. Yet fooled with hope, people favor...
Seek not to know what must not be reveal, for joy only flows where fate...
He who trusts secrets to a servant makes him his master
Love is not in our choice but in our fate.
For, Heaven be thank'd, we live in such an age, when no man dies for...
For Art may err, but Nature cannot miss.
By viewing Nature, Nature's handmaid, art, makes mighty things from small beginnings grow.
Ill habits gather unseen degrees, as brooks make rivers, rivers run to seas.
Beware the fury of a patient man.
For they conquer who believe they can.
Errors like straws upon the surface flow: Who would search for pearls must dive below
Death in itself is nothing; but we fear to be we know not what, we...
Roused by the lash of his own stubborn tail our lion now will foreign foes...
Words are but pictures of our thoughts.
Tomorrow do thy worst, I have lived today.
Even victors are by victories undone.
All things are subject to decay and when fate summons, monarchs must obey.