Sunday, May 27, 2012
Ben Jonson Quotes
"All concord's born of contraries."
"Blueness doth express trueness."
"Confound these ancestors... they've stolen our best ideas!"
"He threatens many that hath injured one."
"I have been at my book, and am now past the craggy paths of study, and come to the flowery plains of honour and reputation."
"If you be sick, your own thoughts make you sick."
"Ill fortune never crushed that man whom good fortune deceived not."
"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."
"They that know no evil will suspect none."
"'Tis the common disease of all your musicians that they know no mean, to be entreated, either to begin or end."
"True happiness consists not in the multitude of friends, but in the worth and choice."
"Weigh the meaning and look not at the words."
"When a virtuous man is raised, it brings gladness to his friends, grief to his enemies, and glory to his posterity."