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Ben Jonson Quotes

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Ben Jonson
June 11, 1572 - August 6, 1637
Nationality: English
Category: Poet
Subcategory: English Poet

And though thou hadst small Latin, and less Greek.


If you be sick, your own thoughts make you sick.


Weigh the meaning and look not at the words.


He threatens many that hath injured one.


I do honour the very flea of his dog.


Language most shows a man, speak that I may see thee.


A woman, the more curious she is about her face, is commonly the more careless about her house.


This is the very womb and bed of enormity.


O, for an engine, to keep back all clocks, or make the sun forget his motion!


Neither do thou lust after that tawny weed tobacco.


'Tis the common disease of all your musicians that they know no mean, to be entreated, either to begin or end.


Fortune, that favors fools.


Talking is the disease of age.


In small proportions we just beauties see; And in short measures, life may perfect be.


Apes are apes, though clothed in scarlet.


Vice Is like a fury to the vicious mind, And turns delight itself to punishment.


Success produces confidence; confidence relaxes industry, and negligence ruins the reputation which accuracy had raised.


He knows not his own strength that has not met adversity.


Ambition makes more trusty slaves than need.


There is no greater hell than to be a prisoner of fear.


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