John Dryden — English Poet born on August 19, 1631, died on May 12, 1700

John Dryden was an English poet, literary critic, translator, and playwright who was made Poet Laureate in 1668... (wikipedia)

He who would search for pearls must dive below.
Beware the fury of a patient man.
Love is love's reward.
Forgiveness to the injured does belong; but they ne'er pardon who have done wrong.
When I consider life, it is all a cheat. Yet fooled with hope, people favor this deceit.