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Ben Jonson Quotes

(1573-1637), British Dramatist, Poet

He knows not his own strength that hath not met adversity

Category: Adversity

Blueness doth express trueness.

Category: Color

All concord's born of contraries.

Category: Contradiction

He threatens many that hath injured one.

Category: Crime And Criminals

They that know no evil will suspect none.

Category: Evil

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

Category: Happiness

When a virtuous man is raised, it brings gladness to his friends, grief to his enemies, and glory to his posterity.

Category: Honor

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.

Category: Horses

If you be sick, your own thoughts make you sick

Category: Illness

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

Category: Music

We are persons of quality, I assure you, and women of fashion, and come to see and to be seen.

Category: Socializing And Socialism

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

Category: Speakers And Speaking

A new disease? I know not, new or old, but it may well be called poor mortals plague for, like a pestilence, it doth infect the houses of the brain till not a thought, or motion, in the mind, be free from the black poison of suspect.

Category: Suspicion

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

Category: Time And Time Management