John Dryden Quotes

Great wits are sure to madness near allied And thin partitions do their bounds divide.

~ John Dryden

A mob is the scum that rises upmost when the nation boils.

~ John Dryden

But far more numerous was the herd of such, Who think too little and who talk too much.

~ John Dryden

The people have a right supremeTo make their kings, for Kings are made for them.All Empire is no more than Pow'r in Trust,Which when resum'd, can be no longer just.Successionm for the general good design'd,In its own wrong a Nation cannot bind.

~ John Dryden

We first make our habits, and then our habits make us.

~ John Dryden

All human things are subject to decay,And, when Fate summons, monarchs must obeyThis Flecknoe found, who like Augustus youngWas call'd to empire, and had govern'd longIn prose and verse, was own'd, without disputeThrough all the realms of nonsense, absolute.

~ John Dryden

Beware the fury of a patient man.

~ John Dryden

Better shun the bait, than struggle in the snare.

~ John Dryden

Death in itself is nothing but we fear To be we know not what, we know not where.

~ John Dryden

They think to little who talk to much.

~ John Dryden

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