Self-defence is Nature's eldest law.
Quote by John Dryden
John Dryden Quotes
All heiresses are beautiful.
All objects lose by too familiar a view.
Time, place, and action may with pains be wrought, But Genius must be born; and...
The fool of nature stood with stupid eyes And gaping mouth, that testified surprise
We first make our habits, and then our habits make us.
All things are subject to decay and when fate summons, monarchs must obey.
Either be wholly slaves or wholly free.
Tomorrow do thy worst, I have lived today.
Look round the habitable world, how few Know their own good, or, knowing it, pursue!
So softly death succeeded life in her, She did but dream of heaven, and she...
Genius must be born, and never can be taught.
Never was patriot yet, but was a fool.
Errors like straws upon the surface flow: Who would search for pearls must dive below
Boldness is a mask for fear, however great.
When he spoke, what tender words he used! So softly, that like flakes of feathered...
Forgiveness to the injured does belong; but they ne'er pardon who have done wrong.
Roused by the lash of his own stubborn tail our lion now will foreign foes...
You see through love, and that deludes your sight, As what is straight seems crooked...
Dancing is the poetry of the foot.
Look around the inhabited world; how few know their own good, or knowing it, pursue.