Ben Jonson Quotes

Art hath an enemy called ignorance

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[L]eave a kiss but in the cup, And I'll not look for wine.

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Drink today, and drown all sorrow; You shall perhaps not do it tomorrow; Best, while you have it, use your breath; There is no drinking after death

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Nay, if he take you in hand, sir, with an argument, He'll bray you in a mortar.

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The gods Grow angry with your patience. 'Tis their care, And must be yours, that guilty men escape not: As crimes do grow, justice should rouse itself.

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Guilt's a terrible thing.

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The gods Grow angry with your patience. 'Tis their care, And must be yours, that guilty men escape not: As crimes do grow, justice should rouse itself.

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

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Drink to me only with thin eyes, And I will pledge with mine; Or leave a kiss but in the cup, And I will not look for wine

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Drink to me only with thine eyes, And I will pledge with mine; Or leave a kiss but in the cup And I will not look for wine.

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The covetous man never has money; the prodigal will have none shortly.

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True friendship consists not in the multitude of friends, but in their worth and value.

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Great honours are great burdens, but on whom They are cast with envy, he doth bear two loads. His cares must still be double to his joys, In any dignity.

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Ambition makes more trusty slaves than need

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Vice Is like a fury to the vicious mind, And turns delight itself to punishment

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Weigh the meaning and look not at the words.

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