Francis Beaumont

Francis
Beaumont
c. 1584
1616

English Playwright, Poet

Author Quotes

Of all the paths [that] lead to a woman's love Pity's the straightest.

Oh, love will make a dog howl in rhyme.

All confidence which is not absolute and entire, is dangerous. There are few occasions but where a man ought either to say all, or conceal all; for, how little so ever you have revealed of your secret to a friend, you have already said too much if you think it not safe to make him privy to all particulars.

Let us have a care not to disclose our hearts to those who shut up theirs against us.

It is more noble by silence to avoid an injury than by argument to overcome it.

Interest makes some people blind, and others quick-sighted.

Faith without works is like a bird without wings; though she may hop with her companions on earth, yet she will never fly with them to heaven.

A guilty conscience is a hell on earth, and points to one beyond.

If men would wound you with injuries, meet them with patience: hasty words rankle the wound, soft language, dresses it, forgiveness cures it, and oblivion takes away the scar. It is more noble by silence to avoid an injury than by argument to overcome it.

The true way to gain much, is never to desire to gain too much. He is not rich that possesses much, but he that covets no more; and he is not poor that enjoys little, but he that wants too much.

Author Picture
First Name
Francis
Last Name
Beaumont
Birth Date
c. 1584
Death Date
1616
Bio

English Playwright, Poet