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
The fool of nature stood with stupid eyes And gaping mouth, that testified surprise
For they conquer who believe they can.
Look around the inhabited world; how few know their own good, or knowing it, pursue.
Every age has a kind of universal genius, which includes those that live in it...
Errors like straws upon the surface flow: Who would search for pearls must dive below
The first is the law, the last prerogative.
Even victors are by victory undone
Forgiveness to the injured does belong; but they ne'er pardon who have done wrong.
Love works a different way in different minds, the fool it enlightens and the wise...
When I consider life, it is all a cheat. Yet fooled with hope, people favor...
Drinking is the soldier's pleasure.
All things are subject to decay and when fate summons, monarchs must obey.
For, Heaven be thank'd, we live in such an age, when no man dies for...
War is the trade of Kings.
We first make our habits, and then our habits make us.
Beware the fury of a patient man.
And love's the noblest frailty of the mind.
They that possess the prince possess the laws.
Honor is but an empty bubble.
Boldness is a mask for fear, however great.