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Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: How near to good is what is fair! How near to good is what is fair! — Ben Jonson
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Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: To the old, long life and treasure; To the young, all health and pleasure. To the old, long life and treasure; To the young, all health and pleasure. — Ben Jonson
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Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: Confound these ancestors ... They've stolen our best ideas! Confound these ancestors ... They've stolen our best ideas! — Ben Jonson
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Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: Let them call it mischief: When it is past and prospered t'will be virtue. Let them call it mischief: When it is past and prospered t'will be virtue. — Ben Jonson
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Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: Love that is ignorant and hatred have almost the same ends. Love that is ignorant and hatred have almost the same ends. — Ben Jonson
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Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: Ods me I marle what pleasure or felicity they have in taking their roguish tobacco. Ods me I marle what pleasure or felicity they have in taking their roguish tobacco. It is good for nothing but to choke a man, and fill him full of smoke and embers. — Ben Jonson
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Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: Forbear, you thingsThat stand upon the pinnacles of state,To boast your slippery height! when you Forbear, you things
That stand upon the pinnacles of state,
To boast your slippery height! when you do fall,
You dash yourselves in pieces, ne'er to rise:
And he that lends you pity, is not wise. — Ben Jonson
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Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: The pipe marks the point at which the orangutan ends and man begins. The pipe marks the point at which the orangutan ends and man begins. — Ben Jonson
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Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: Popular men, They must create strange monsters, and then quell them, To make their arts Popular men, They must create strange monsters, and then quell them, To make their arts seem something. — Ben Jonson
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Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: No simple wordThat shall be uttered at our mirthful board,Shall make us sad next morning; No simple word
That shall be uttered at our mirthful board,
Shall make us sad next morning; or affright
The liberty that we'll enjoy to-night. — Ben Jonson
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Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: A good king is a public servant. A good king is a public servant. — Ben Jonson
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Jonson Sayings By John Dryden: I am reading Jonson's verses to the memory of Shakespeare; an insolent, sparing, and invidious I am reading Jonson's verses to the memory of Shakespeare; an insolent, sparing, and invidious panegyric ... — John Dryden
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Jonson Sayings By John Dryden: Shakespeare was the Homer, or father of our dramatic poets;Jonson was theVirgil, the pattern of Shakespeare was the Homer, or father of our dramatic poets;Jonson was theVirgil, the pattern of elaborate writing; I admire him, but I love Shakespeare. — John Dryden
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Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: I remember, the players have often mentioned it as an honour to Shakespeare, that in I remember, the players have often mentioned it as an honour to Shakespeare, that in his writing (whatsoever he penned) he never plotted out a line. My answer hath been, would he had blotted a thousand. — Ben Jonson
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Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: How ready is heaven to those that pray! How ready is heaven to those that pray! — Ben Jonson
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Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: Poor worms, they hiss at me, whilst I at home Can be contented to applaud Poor worms, they hiss at me, whilst I at home Can be contented to applaud myself, ... with joy To see how plump my bags are and my barns. — Ben Jonson
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Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: I do honour the very flea of his dog. I do honour the very flea of his dog. — Ben Jonson
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Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: O! How vain and vile a passion is this fear! What base uncomely things it O! How vain and vile a passion is this fear! What base uncomely things it makes men do. — Ben Jonson
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Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: Thy praise or dispraise is to me alike; One doth not stroke me, nor the Thy praise or dispraise is to me alike; One doth not stroke me, nor the other strike. — Ben Jonson
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Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: This is the very womb and bed of enormity. This is the very womb and bed of enormity. — Ben Jonson
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Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: Neither do thou lust after that tawny weed tobacco. Neither do thou lust after that tawny weed tobacco. — Ben Jonson
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Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: Reader look, not on his picture but his book. Reader look, not on his picture but his book. — Ben Jonson
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Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: He that is respectless in his courses oft sells his reputation at cheap market. He that is respectless in his courses oft sells his reputation at cheap market. — Ben Jonson
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Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: It is the highest of earthly honors to be descended from the great and good. It is the highest of earthly honors to be descended from the great and good. They alone cry out against a noble ancestry who have none of their own. — Ben Jonson
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Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: A thankful man owes a courtesy ever; the unthankful but when he needs it. A thankful man owes a courtesy ever; the unthankful but when he needs it. — Ben Jonson
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Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: And though thou hadst small Latin, and less Greek. And though thou hadst small Latin, and less Greek. — Ben Jonson
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Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: What excellent fools religion makes of men. What excellent fools religion makes of men. — Ben Jonson
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Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: Passions are spiritual rebels and raise sedition against the understanding. Passions are spiritual rebels and raise sedition against the understanding. — Ben Jonson
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Jonson Sayings By L.B. Malpass: The more I learn about life and people, the more I realise that everyone has The more I learn about life and people, the more I realise that everyone has a story and everyone's story is the biggest in their own mind." - Laylla JonsonL.B. Malpass
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Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: It is as great a spite to be praised in the wrong place, and by It is as great a spite to be praised in the wrong place, and by a wrong person, as can be done to a noble nature. — Ben Jonson
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Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: Get money, still get money, boy, no matter by what means. Get money, still get money, boy, no matter by what means. — Ben Jonson
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Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: No man is so foolish but may give another good counsel sometimes; and no man No man is so foolish but may give another good counsel sometimes; and no man is so wise, but may easily err, if he will take no others counsel but his own. But very few men are wise by their own counsel; or learned by their own teaching. For he that was only taught by himself had a fool to his master. — Ben Jonson
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Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: We are persons of quality, I assure you, and women of fashion, and come to We are persons of quality, I assure you, and women of fashion, and come to see and to be seen. — Ben Jonson
Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: If you be sick, your own thoughts make you sick. If you be sick, your own thoughts make you sick. — Ben Jonson
Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: Man and wife make one fool. Man and wife make one fool. — Ben Jonson
Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: Come, my Celia, let us prove, While we can, the sports of love, Time will Come, my Celia, let us prove, While we can, the sports of love, Time will not be ours for ever, He, at length, our good will sever; Spend not then his gifts in vain: Suns that set may rise again; But if once we lose this light, 'Tis with us perpetual night. Why should we defer our joys? Fame and rumour are but toys. — Ben Jonson
Jonson Sayings By Thomas Carlyle: And there are Ben [Jonson] and William Shakespeare in wit-combat, sure enough; Ben bearing down And there are Ben [Jonson] and William Shakespeare in wit-combat, sure enough; Ben bearing down like a mighty Spanish war-ship, fraught with all learning and artillery; Shakespeare whisking away from him - whisking right through him, athwart the big bulk and timbers of him; like a miraculous Celestial Light-ship, woven all of sheet-lightning and sunbeams! — Thomas Carlyle
Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: There was never a great genius without a touch of madness. There was never a great genius without a touch of madness. — Ben Jonson
Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: It strikes! one, two, Three, four, five, six. Enough, enough, dear watch, Thy pulse hath It strikes! one, two, Three, four, five, six. Enough, enough, dear watch, Thy pulse hath beat enough. Now sleep and rest; Would thou could'st make the time to do so too; I'll wind thee up no more. — Ben Jonson
Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: All the wise world is little else, in nature, But parasites or subparasites. All the wise world is little else, in nature, But parasites or subparasites. — Ben Jonson
Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: A woman, the more curious she is about her face, is commonly the more careless A woman, the more curious she is about her face, is commonly the more careless about her house. — Ben Jonson
Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: Wine it is the milk of Venus, And the poet's horse accounted: Ply it and Wine it is the milk of Venus, And the poet's horse accounted: Ply it and you all are mounted. — Ben Jonson
Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: Aristotle was the first accurate critic and truest judge nay, the greatest philosopher the world Aristotle was the first accurate critic and truest judge nay, the greatest philosopher the world ever had; for he noted the vices of all knowledges, in all creatures, and out of many men's perfections in a science he formed still one Art. — Ben Jonson
Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: Silence in woman is like speech in man. Silence in woman is like speech in man. — Ben Jonson
Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: I see compassion may become a justice, though it be a weakness, I confess, and I see compassion may become a justice, though it be a weakness, I confess, and nearer a vice than a virtue. — Ben Jonson
Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: I have no urns, no dusty monuments;No broken images of ancestors,Wanting an ear, or nose; I have no urns, no dusty monuments;
No broken images of ancestors,
Wanting an ear, or nose; no forged tales
Of long descents, to boast false honors from. — Ben Jonson
Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: How Fortune piles her sports when she begins to practise them! How Fortune piles her sports when she begins to practise them! — Ben Jonson
Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: Honor's a good brooch to wear in a man's hat at all times. Honor's a good brooch to wear in a man's hat at all times. — Ben Jonson
Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: The best pilots have need of mariners, besides sails, anchor and other tackle. The best pilots have need of mariners, besides sails, anchor and other tackle. — Ben Jonson
Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: For a man to write well, there are required three necessaries: to read the best For a man to write well, there are required three necessaries: to read the best authors, observe the best speakers, and much exercise of his own style. — Ben Jonson
Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: Riches are in fortune A greater good than wisdom is in nature. Riches are in fortune A greater good than wisdom is in nature. — Ben Jonson
Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: Nothing is a courtesy unless it be meant us, and that friendly and lovingly. We Nothing is a courtesy unless it be meant us, and that friendly and lovingly. We owe no thanks to rivers that they carry our boats, or winds that they be favoring and fill our sails, or meats that they be nourishing; for these are what they are necessarily. Horses carry us, trees shade us; but they know it not. — Ben Jonson
Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: Ambition, like a torrent, never looks back. Ambition, like a torrent, never looks back. — Ben Jonson
Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: For this I find, where jealousy is fed,Horns in the mind are worse than on For this I find, where jealousy is fed,
Horns in the mind are worse than on the head. — Ben Jonson
Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: Soul of the age! The applause! delight! The wonder of our stage! Soul of the age! The applause! delight! The wonder of our stage! — Ben Jonson
Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: That old bald cheater, Time. That old bald cheater, Time. — Ben Jonson
Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: When a virtuous man is raised, it brings gladness to his friends, grief to his When a virtuous man is raised, it brings gladness to his friends, grief to his enemies, and glory to his posterity. — Ben Jonson
Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: Follow a shadow, it still flies you, Seem to fly, it will pursue: So court Follow a shadow, it still flies you, Seem to fly, it will pursue: So court a mistress, she denies you; Let her alone, she will court you. Say are not women truly, then, Styled but the shadows of us men? — Ben Jonson
Jonson Sayings By L.B. Malpass: Just like a butterfly, I had sprung from my cocoon for the first time. For Just like a butterfly, I had sprung from my cocoon for the first time. For my risk, I was rewarded with Jacob Bennett." - Laylla Jonson (Beneath the Blossom Tree) — L.B. Malpass
Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: The man that is once hated, both his good and his evil deeds oppress him. The man that is once hated, both his good and his evil deeds oppress him. — Ben Jonson
Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: Men that talk of their own benefits are not believed to talk of them because Men that talk of their own benefits are not believed to talk of them because they have done them, but to have done them because they might talk of them. — Ben Jonson
Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: He that is taught only by himself has a fool for a master. He that is taught only by himself has a fool for a master. — Ben Jonson
Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: Drink to me only with thine eyes, And I will pledge with mine; Or leave 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. — Ben Jonson
Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: He threatens many that hath injured one. He threatens many that hath injured one. — Ben Jonson
Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: It is less dishonor to hear imperfectly than to speak imperfectly. The ears are excused; It is less dishonor to hear imperfectly than to speak imperfectly. The ears are excused; the understanding is not. — Ben Jonson
Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: Whom the disease of talking still once posses-seth, he can never hold his peace. Whom the disease of talking still once posses-seth, he can never hold his peace. — Ben Jonson
Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: Sweet meat must have sour sauce. Sweet meat must have sour sauce. — Ben Jonson
Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: A prince without letters is a Pilot without eyes. All his government is groping. A prince without letters is a Pilot without eyes. All his government is groping. — Ben Jonson
Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: Talking is the disease of age. Talking is the disease of age. — Ben Jonson
Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: Who falls for love of God, shall rise a star. Who falls for love of God, shall rise a star. — Ben Jonson
Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: The dignity of truth is lost with much protesting. The dignity of truth is lost with much protesting. — Ben Jonson
Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: It is an art to have so much judgment as to apparel a lie well, It is an art to have so much judgment as to apparel a lie well, to give it a good dressing. — Ben Jonson
Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: True gladness doth not always speak; joy, bred and born but in the tongue, is True gladness doth not always speak; joy, bred and born but in the tongue, is weak. — Ben Jonson
Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: Rich apparel has strange virtues; it makes him that hath it without means esteemed for Rich apparel has strange virtues; it makes him that hath it without means esteemed for an excellent wit; he that enjoys it with means puts the world in remembrance of his means. — Ben Jonson
Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: The poet is the nearest borderer upon the orator. The poet is the nearest borderer upon the orator. — Ben Jonson
Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: Affliction teacheth a wicked person sometime to pray; prosperity never. Affliction teacheth a wicked person sometime to pray; prosperity never. — Ben Jonson
Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: Force works on servile natures, not the free. Force works on servile natures, not the free. — Ben Jonson
Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: Folly often goes beyond her bounds, but impudence knows none. Folly often goes beyond her bounds, but impudence knows none. — Ben Jonson
Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: Nor shall our cups make any guilty men;But at our parting, we will be, as Nor shall our cups make any guilty men;
But at our parting, we will be, as when
We innocently met. — Ben Jonson
Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: Art hath an enemy call'd ignorance . Art hath an enemy call'd ignorance . — Ben Jonson
Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: True happinessConsists 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. — Ben Jonson
Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: I am beholden to calumny, that she hath so endeavored to belie me.-It shall make I am beholden to calumny, that she hath so endeavored to belie me.-It shall make me set a surer guard on myself, and keep a better watch upon my actions. — Ben Jonson
Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: Books are faithful repositories, which may be awhile neglected or forgotten, but when they are Books are faithful repositories, which may be awhile neglected or forgotten, but when they are opened again, will again impart their instruction. — Ben Jonson
Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: Whosoever loves not picture is injurious to truth, and all the wisdom of poetry. Picture Whosoever loves not picture is injurious to truth, and all the wisdom of poetry. Picture is the invention of heaven, the most ancient and most akin to nature. It is itself a silent work, and always one and the same habit. — Ben Jonson
Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: Prevent your day at morning. Prevent your day at morning. — Ben Jonson
Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: A good man will avoid the spot of any sin. The very aspersion is grievous, A good man will avoid the spot of any sin. The very aspersion is grievous, which makes him choose his way in his life, as he would in his journey. — Ben Jonson
Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: Talking and eloquence are not the same: to speak, and to speak well, are two Talking and eloquence are not the same: to speak, and to speak well, are two things. — Ben Jonson
Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: A Song To CeliaDrink to me, only with thine eyes And I will pledge with A Song To Celia
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.
The thirst that from the soul doth rise
Doth ask a drink divine:
But might I of Jove's nectar sup
I would not change for thine.
I sent thee late a rosy wreath,
Not so much honouring thee
As giving it a hope that there
It could not withered be
But thou thereon didst only breath
And sent'st it back to me:
Since, when it grows and smells, I swear,
Not of itself but thee. — Ben Jonson
Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: I now think, Love is rather deaf, than blind, For else it could not be, I now think, Love is rather deaf, than blind, For else it could not be, That she, Whom I adore so much, should so slight me, And cast my love behind. — Ben Jonson
Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: Heaven prepares good men with crosses; but no ill can happen to a good man. Heaven prepares good men with crosses; but no ill can happen to a good man. — Ben Jonson
Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: Ready writing makes not good writing, but good writing brings on ready writing. Ready writing makes not good writing, but good writing brings on ready writing. — Ben Jonson
Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: For whose sake, henceforth, all his vows be such, As what he loves may never For whose sake, henceforth, all his vows be such, As what he loves may never like too much. — Ben Jonson
Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: I would rather have a plain down-right wisdom than a foolish and affected eloquence. I would rather have a plain down-right wisdom than a foolish and affected eloquence. — Ben Jonson
Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: The soul of man is infinite in what it covets. The soul of man is infinite in what it covets. — Ben Jonson
Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: Memory, of all the powers of the mind, is the most delicate and frail. Memory, of all the powers of the mind, is the most delicate and frail. — Ben Jonson
Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: There is no doctrine will do good where nature is wanting. There is no doctrine will do good where nature is wanting. — Ben Jonson
Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: Each petty handCan steer a ship becalm'd; but he that willGovern and carry her to Each petty hand
Can steer a ship becalm'd; but he that will
Govern and carry her to her ends, must know
His tides, his currents, how to shift his sails;
What she will bear in foul, what in fair weathers;
Where her springs are, her leaks, and how to stop 'em;
What strands, what shelves, what rocks do threaten her. — Ben Jonson
Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: Truth is man's proper good, and the only immortal thing was given to our mortality Truth is man's proper good, and the only immortal thing was given to our mortality to use. — Ben Jonson
Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: Tell troth and shame the devil. Tell troth and shame the devil. — Ben Jonson
Jonson Sayings By Ben Jonson: The two chief things that give a man reputation in counsel, are the opinion of The two chief things that give a man reputation in counsel, are the opinion of his honesty, and the opinion of his wisdom; the authority of those two will persuade. — Ben Jonson