John Dryden (; 19 August [O.S. 9 August] 1631 – 12 May [O.S. 1 May] 1700) was an English poet, literary critic, translator, and playwright who in 1668 was appointed England's first Poet Laureate.He is seen as dominating the literary life of Restoration England to such a point that the...
Self-defence is Nature's eldest law.
The conscience of a people is their power.
Words are but pictures of our thoughts.
Ill habits gather unseen degrees, as brooks make rivers, rivers run to seas.
But love's a malady without a cure.
Sorrow has its reward. It never leaves us where it found us.
The reward for conformity was that everyone liked you except yourself.
In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments — there are consequences.
Sometimes our biggest mistakes give us our greatest reward.
—Kristin Billerbeck in A Girl’s Best Friend