Ben Jonson Quotes

Ben Jonson Quotes: Soul of the age! The applause, delight, the wonder of our stage! My Shakespeare , rise; I will not lodge thee by Chaucer or Spenser , or bid Beaumont lie A little further, to make thee a room; Thou art a monument, without a tomb, And art alive still, while thy book doth live, And we have wits to read , and praise to give .
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Ben Jonson Quote: 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.
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Quotes about Ben Jonson: 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.
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Quote about Ben Jonson: It is an art to have so much judgment as to apparel a lie well, to give it a good dressing.
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Ben Jonson Sayings: There is no bounty to be showed to suchAs have real goodness: Bounty isA spice of virtue; and what virtuous actCan take effect on them that have no powerOf equal habitude to apprehend it?
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Ben Jonson Saying: Who falls for love of God, shall rise a star.
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Sayings about Ben Jonson: Woman, the more careful she is about her face, the more careless about her house.
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Saying about Ben Jonson: Words borrowed of Antiquity do lend a kind of Majesty to style, and are not without their delight sometimes. For they have the authority of years, and out of their intermission do win to themselves a kind of grace-like newness. But the eldest of the present, and newest of the past Language, is the best.
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Ben Jonson Quotes: Custom is the most certain mistress of language, as the public stamp makes the current money.
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Ben Jonson Quote: Language most shows a man; speak that I may see thee; it springs out of the most retired and inmost parts of us, and is the image of the parent of it, the mind. No glass renders a man's form or likeness so true as his speech.
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Quotes about Ben Jonson: Tis not the wholesome sharp mortality,Or modest anger of a satiric spirit,That hurts or wounds the body of a state,But the sinister applicationOf the malicious, ignorant, and baseInterpreter; who will distort and strainThe general scope and purpose of an authorTo his particular and private spleen.
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Quote about Ben Jonson: Now we are all fallen, youth from their fear, And age from that which bred it, good example.
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Ben Jonson Sayings: It is a noteOf upstart greatness to observe and watchFor these poor trifles, which the noble mindNeglects and scorns.
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Ben Jonson Saying: Princes that would their people should do wellMust at themselves begin, as at the head;For men, by their example, pattern outTheir limitations, and regard of laws:A virtuous court a world to virtue draws.
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Sayings about Ben Jonson: No simple wordThat shall be uttered at our mirthful board,Shall make us sad next morning; or affrightThe liberty that we'll enjoy to-night.
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Saying about Ben Jonson: One woman reads another's character Without the tedious trouble of deciphering
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Ben Jonson Quotes: Language most shows a man, speak that I may see thee.
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Ben Jonson Quote: It is virtue that gives glory; that will endenizen a man everywhere.
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