Ben Jonson

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

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

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

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

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

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Talking and eloquence are not the same: to speak, and to speak well, are two things.Ben Jonson

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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.Ben Jonson

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

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

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Neither do thou lust after that tawny weed tobacco.Ben Jonson

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They that know no evil will suspect none.Ben Jonson

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

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Fortune, that favors fools.Ben Jonson

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Art hath an enemy called Ignorance.Ben Jonson

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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.Ben Jonson

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Honor's a good brooch to wear in a man's hat at all times.Ben Jonson

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Apes are apes, though clothed in scarlet.Ben Jonson

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

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

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Ambition makes more trusty slaves than need.Ben Jonson

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I do honour the very flea of his dog.Ben Jonson

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Talking is the disease of age.Ben Jonson

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Weigh the meaning and look not at the words.Ben Jonson

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This is the very womb and bed of enormity.Ben Jonson

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He that is taught only by himself has a fool for a master.Ben Jonson

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

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