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Engrave this Quote Fortune, that with malicious joyDoes man her slave oppress,Proud of her office to destroy,Is seldom pleasd to bless.
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-John Dryden
Engrave this Quote Such subtle Covenants shall be made,Till Peace it self is War in Masquerade.
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-John Dryden
Bravery
Engrave this Quote Fortune befriends the bold.
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-John Dryden
Career, Vocation
Engrave this Quote Look around the inhabited world; how few know their own good, or knowing it, pursue.
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-John Dryden
Confidence
Engrave this Quote For they conquer who believe they can.
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-John Dryden
Conformity & Nonconformity
Engrave this Quote For all have not the gift of martyrdom.
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-John Dryden
Contentment
Engrave this Quote Happy the man, and happy he alone, he who can call today his own; he who, secure within, can say, tomorrow do thy worst, for I have lived today.
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-John Dryden
Crime
Engrave this Quote Successful crimes alone are justified.
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-John Dryden
Death
Engrave this Quote He was exhaled; his great Creator drew His spirit, as the sun the morning dew.
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-John Dryden
Engrave this Quote Like pilgrims to the appointed place we tend; The world's an inn, and death the journey's end.
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-John Dryden
Engrave this Quote To die is landing on some distant shore.
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-John Dryden
Decisions
Engrave this Quote Be slow to resolve, but quick in performance.
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-John Dryden
Divorce
Engrave this Quote We lov'd, and we lov'd as long as we could
Til our love was lov'd out in us both;
But our marriage is dead, when the pleasure has fled:
'Twas pleasure that made it an oath.
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-John Dryden, Marriage
Endurance
Engrave this Quote Since every man who lives is born to die, and none can boast sincere felicity, with equal mind, what happens, let us bear, nor joy nor grieve too much for things beyond our care.
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-John Dryden
Envy / Jealousy
Engrave this Quote Jealousy is the jaundice of the soul.
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-John Dryden
Fanaticism
Engrave this Quote Railing and praising were his usual themes; and both showed his judgment in extremes. Either over violent or over civil, so everyone to him was either god or devil.
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-John Dryden
Engrave this Quote So over violent, or over civil that every man with him was God or Devil.
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-John Dryden
Fashion
Engrave this Quote Nor is the people's judgement always true;
The most may err as grossly as the few.
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-John Dryden, Absalom and Achitophel, Pt I. 781
Fate & Destiny
Engrave this Quote All human things are subject to decay,
And, when Fate summons, monarchs must obey;
This Flecknoe found, who like Augustus young
Was call'd to empire, and had govern'd long:
In prose and verse, was own'd, without dispute
Through all the realms of nonsense, absolute.
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-John Dryden, Mac Flecknoe
Engrave this Quote Seek not to know what must not be reveal, for joy only flows where fate is most concealed. A busy person would find their sorrows much more; if future fortunes were known before!
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-John Dryden
Fear
Engrave this Quote He has not learned the first lesson of life who does not every day surmount a fear.
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-John Dryden
Forgiveness
Engrave this Quote Reason to rule but mercy to forgive:
The first is the law, the last prerogative.
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-John Dryden, The Hind and the Panther, 1687
Engrave this Quote Repentance is but want of power to sin.
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-John Dryden
Fortune
Engrave this Quote It is madness to make fortune the mistress of events, because by herself she is nothing and is ruled by prudence.
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-John Dryden
Future, The
Engrave this Quote Tomorrow do thy worst, I have lived today.
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-John Dryden

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