Quotes by Sir John Denham

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Sir John Denham (1615 - 10 March 1669), poet, son of the Chief Baron of Exchequer in Ireland, was born in Dublin, and educated at Trinity College, Oxford and at Lincoln's Inn in London.

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We are never like angels till our passion dies.

Ambition is like love, impatient both of delays and rivals.
Books should to one of these four ends conduce, For wisdom, piety, delight, or use
Nor ought a genius less than his that writ attempt translation.
Search not to find things too deeply hid; Nor try to know things whose knowledge is forbid.
Youth, what man's age is like to be, doth show; We may our ends by our beginnings know.

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