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

  2. He knows not his own strength that hath not met adversity

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

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

  5. He threatens many that hath injured one.

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

  7. Blueness does express trueness.

  8. They that know no evil will suspect none.

  9. All concord's born of contraries.

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

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

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

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

  14. 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.

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

  16. 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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About Ben Jonson

Name Ben Jonson
About Benjamin Jonson was an English Renaissance dramatist, poet and actor. A contemporary of William Shak
Quotes 16 quotes
Nationality English
Profession Poet
Birthday October 16
Top topics speeches, oratory, music, sickness, disease

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