Love thou the rose, yet leave it on its stem.
Quote by John Dryden
Love works a different way in different minds, the fool it enlightens and the wise...
Successful crimes alone are justified.
By viewing Nature, Nature's handmaid, art, makes mighty things from small beginnings grow.
Love is love's reward.
It is madness to make fortune the mistress of events, because by herself she is...
He who trusts secrets to a servant makes him his master
All, all of a piece throughout; Thy chase had a beast in view; Thy wars...
For truth has such a face and such a mien, as to be loved needs...
War, he sung, is toil and trouble; honour but an empty bubble.
You see through love, and that deludes your sight, As what is straight seems crooked...
Even victors are by victories undone.
Forgiveness to the injured does belong; but they ne'er pardon who have done wrong.
There's a proud modesty in merit; averse from asking, and resolved to pay ten times...
If you be pungent, be brief; for it is with words as with sunbeams -...
But far more numerous was the herd of such, Who think too little, and who...
Self-defence is Nature's eldest law.
Dancing is the poetry of the foot.
Only man clogs his happiness with care, destroying what is with thoughts of what may...
They that possess the prince possess the laws.
Fool that I was, upon my eagle's wings I bore this wren, till I was...