Best quotes by the English Poet Ben Jonson

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

He knows not his own strength that hath not met adversity
  • Adversity

He threatens many that hath injured one.
  • Crime

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

If you be sick, your own thoughts make you sick
  • Illness

Blueness does express trueness.
  • Color

They that know no evil will suspect none.
  • Evil

Weigh the meaning and look not at the words.
  • look

All concord's born of contraries.
  • Contradiction

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

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

If you be sick, your own thoughts make you sick.
  • sick

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

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

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

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.
  • Horses

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