Author 194168

Ben
Jonson
1573
1637

English Playwright, Poet

Author Quotes

Passions are spiritual Rebels, and raise sedition against the understanding.

No greater hell than to be slave to fear.

Ill Fortune never crush’t that man whom good Fortune deceived not.

Truth is man's proper good, and the only immortal thing was give to our mortality to use.

I know no disease of the Soul, but Ignorance… Knowledge is the activity of the soul.

Many might go to Heaven with half the labor they go to Hell.

Art hath an enemy called ignorance.

Fear to do base and unworthy things is valor; if they be done to us, to suffer them is also valor.

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

Wisdom without honesty is mere craft and cozenage.

They that know no evil will suspect none.

Very few men are wise by their own counsel, or learned by their own teaching; for he that was taught by himself had a fool to his master.

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.

It is virtue that gives glory; that will endenizen a man everywhere.

The dignity of truth is lost with much protesting.

Hell itself must yield to industry.

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

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

He threatens many that hath injured one.

No man is so foolish but he may sometimes give another good counsel, and no man so wise that he may not easily err if he takes no other counsel than his own. He that is taught only by himself has a fool for a master.

Calumnies are answered best with silence.

Author Picture
First Name
Ben
Last Name
Jonson
Birth Date
1573
Death Date
1637
Bio

English Playwright, Poet