Quotes by John Dryden

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John Dryden (August 9, 1631 May 12, 1700) was an influential English poet, literary critic, and playwright. more

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War, he sung, is toil and trouble; Honor but an empty bubble.

Death in itself is nothing; but we fear, To be we know not what, we know not where.
I am resolved to grow fat, and look young till forty, and then slip out of the world, with the first wrinkle, and the reputation of five-and-twenty.
Nature meant me a wife, a silly harmless household Dove, fond without art; and kind without deceit.
Such subtle Covenants shall be made,Till Peace it self is War in Masquerade.
Fortune, that with malicious joyDoes man her slave oppress,Proud of her office to destroy,Is seldom pleasd to bless.
Why should a foolish marriage vow Which long ago was made, Oblige us to each other now When passion is decayed?

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