Facts about Ben Jonson

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Summary

Ben Jonson was a famous Poet from England, who lived between June 11, 1572 and August 6, 1637.

Zodiac etc.

He/she is born under the zodiac gemini, who is known for Communication, Indecision, Inquisitive, Intelligent, Changeable. Our collection contains 31 quotes who is written / told by Ben, under the main topic Happiness.

Related authors: William Shakespeare

Famous quotes by Ben Jonson (31)


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"They that know no evil will suspect none"
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"There is no greater hell than to be a prisoner of fear"
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"Language most shows a man, speak that I may see thee"
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"This is the very womb and bed of enormity"
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"In small proportions we just beauties see; And in short measures, life may perfect be"
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"I do honour the very flea of his dog"
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"Art hath an enemy called Ignorance"
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"To speak and to speak well, are two things. A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks"
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"If you be sick, your own thoughts make you sick"
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"Success produces confidence; confidence relaxes industry, and negligence ruins the reputation which accuracy had raised"
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"Neither do thou lust after that tawny weed tobacco"
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"Let them call it mischief: When it is past and prospered t'will be virtue"
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"Ill fortune never crushed that man whom good fortune deceived not"
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"Fortune, that favors fools"
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"Apes are apes, though clothed in scarlet"
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"Talking and eloquence are not the same: to speak, and to speak well, are two things"
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"He knows not his own strength that has not met adversity"
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"Good men are the stars, the planets of the ages wherein they live, and illustrate the times"
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"Ambition makes more trusty slaves than need"
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"A woman, the more curious she is about her face, is commonly the more careless about her house"
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"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"
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"He threatens many that hath injured one"
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"And though thou hadst small Latin, and less Greek"
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"Talking is the disease of age"
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"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"
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"'Tis the common disease of all your musicians that they know no mean, to be entreated, either to begin or end"
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"Weigh the meaning and look not at the words"
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"O, for an engine, to keep back all clocks, or make the sun forget his motion!"
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"Honor's a good brooch to wear in a man's hat at all times"
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"He that is taught only by himself has a fool for a master"
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"True happiness consists not in the multitude of friends, but in the worth and choice"


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