Repentance is but want of power to sin.
Quote by John Dryden
John Dryden Quotes
Never was patriot yet, but was a fool.
Shame on the body for breaking down while the spirit perseveres.
War, he sung, is toil and trouble; honour but an empty bubble.
Genius must be born, and never can be taught.
Woman's honor is nice as ermine; it will not bear a soil.
He who would search for pearls must dive below.
Errors like straws upon the surface flow: Who would search for pearls must dive below
Self-defence is Nature's eldest law.
Confidence is the feeling we have before knowing all the facts
If you be pungent, be brief; for it is with words as with sunbeams -...
When I consider life, 'tis all a cheat. Yet, fooled by hope, men favour the...
Sometimes we see things not as they are but as we are: Love brings understanding
So softly death succeeded life in her, She did but dream of heaven, and she...
Boldness is a mask for fear, however great.
Beauty, like ice, our footing does betray; Who can tread sure on the smooth, slippery...
Great wits are sure to madness near allied - And thin partitions do their bounds...
For they conquer who believe they can.
What passions cannot music raise or quell?
Dancing is the poetry of the foot.
All heiresses are beautiful.