Ben Jonson - Quotes

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To speak and to speak well, are two things. A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks. ---->>>

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

True happiness consists not in the multitude of friends, but in the worth and choice.

True happiness consists not in the multitude of friends, but in the worth and choice.

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

Art hath an enemy called Ignorance. ---->>>

Good men are the stars, the planets of the ages wherein they live, and illustrate the times.

Good men are the stars, the planets of the ages wherein they live, and illustrate the times.

Drink to me only with thine eyes, And I will pledge with mine; Or leave a kiss but in the cup And I'll not look for wine. ---->>>

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

Apes are apes, though clothed in scarlet. ---->>>

Talking and eloquence are not the same: to speak, and to speak well, are two things. ---->>>

They say Princes learn no art truly, but the art of horsemanship. The reason is, the brave beast is no flatterer. He will throw a prince as soon as his groom. ---->>>

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

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

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

He that is taught only by himself has a fool for a master. ---->>>

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

Ambition makes more trusty slaves than need. ---->>>

Fortune, that favors fools. ---->>>

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

Honor's a good brooch to wear in a man's hat at all times. ---->>>

Neither do thou lust after that tawny weed tobacco. ---->>>

Ill fortune never crushed that man whom good fortune deceived not. ---->>>

Let them call it mischief: When it is past and prospered t'will be virtue. ---->>>

And though thou hadst small Latin, and less Greek. ---->>>

They that know no evil will suspect none. ---->>>

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

Weigh the meaning and look not at the words. ---->>>

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

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

I do honour the very flea of his dog. ---->>>

This is the very womb and bed of enormity. ---->>>

Talking is the disease of age. ---->>>

He threatens many that hath injured one. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: English
Born: June 11, 1572
Birthplace:
Die: August 6, 1637
Occupation: Poet
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Benjamin "Ben" Jonson (c. 11 June 1572 – 6 August 1637) was an English playwright, poet, actor, and literary critic of the 17th century, whose artistry exerted a lasting impact upon English poetry and stage comedy. He popularised the comedy of humours. He is best known for the satirical plays Every Man in His Humour (1598), Volpone, or The Fox (c (wikipedia)