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Ben Jonson Quotes and Sayings

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True happiness consists not in the multitude of friends,
but in the worth and choice.
- Ben Jonson

Success produces confidence; confidence relaxes industry,
and negligence ruins the reputation which accuracy had raised.
- Ben Jonson

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

Ambition makes more trusty slaves than need.
- Ben Jonson

 

Ill fortune never crushed that man whom good fortune deceived not.
- Ben Jonson

Vice Is like a fury to the vicious mind,
And turns delight itself to punishment.
- Ben Jonson

This is the very womb and bed of enormity.
- Ben Jonson

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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.
- Ben Jonson

In small proportions we just beauties see;
And in short measures,
life may perfect be.
- Ben Jonson

'Tis the common disease of all your musicians that they know no mean,
to be entreated, either to begin or end.
- Ben Jonson

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

There is no greater hell than to be a prisoner of fear.
- Ben Jonson

And though thou hadst small Latin, and less Greek.
- Ben Jonson

Talking is the disease of age.
- Ben Jonson

If you be sick, your own thoughts make you sick.
- Ben Jonson

A woman, the more curious she is about her face,
is commonly the more careless about her house.
- Ben Jonson

He threatens many that hath injured one.
- Ben Jonson

O, for an engine, to keep back all clocks,
or make the sun forget his motion!
- Ben Jonson

Good men are the stars, the planets of the ages wherein they live,
and illustrate the times.
- Ben Jonson

Art hath an enemy called Ignorance.
- Ben Jonson

Weigh the meaning and look not at the words.
- Ben Jonson

Honor's a good brooch to wear in a man's hat at all times.
- Ben Jonson

He that is taught only by himself has a fool for a master.
- Ben Jonson

Apes are apes, though clothed in scarlet.
- Ben Jonson

Neither do thou lust after that tawny weed tobacco.
- Ben Jonson

Language most shows a man, speak that I may see thee.
- Ben Jonson

I do honour the very flea of his dog.
- Ben Jonson

Fortune, that favors fools.
- Ben Jonson

Let them call it mischief: When it is past and prospered t'will be virtue.
- Ben Jonson

He knows not his own strength that has not met adversity.
- Ben Jonson

They that know no evil will suspect none.
- Ben Jonson

This above all, to thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare PHOTO

The book of life is filled with incoherent riddles.
Life's true lessons are inscribed in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

If I try to be like him, who will be like me?
- Yiddish proverb

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are trivial truths and there are great truths.
The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false.
The opposite of a great truth is also true.
- Niels Bohr

All our dreams can come true,
if we have the courage to pursue them.
- Walt Disney

You do not need anyone's permission to be your true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
- Oscar Wilde

Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge.
- Leonardo da Vinci

To thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare

People are like stained glass windows,
they sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when darkness sets in their true beauty
is revealed only if there is a light from within.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Honor True Self
Forgive with Compassion
Receive ALL of life with Thanksgiving
CHOOSE with Thoughtful Consideration
Dream with Powerful Vision
Act with Bold Courage
Dance with a Light Heart
Relax in the Arms of Spirit
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

'Tis strange - but true;
for truth is always strange;
Stranger than fiction.
- Lord Byron

We censor our actions, but
our dreams reveal our true character.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Only those who have learned the power
of sincere and selfless contribution
experience life's deepest joy: true fulfillment.
- Tony Robbins

Many persons have a wrong idea of
what constitutes true happiness.
It is not attained through self-gratification
but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
- Helen Keller

True learning is not about facts,
but about conscious appreciation
of the experience of living.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Diversity is the one true thing we all have in common.
Celebrate it every day.
- Anonymous

Be true to your work, your word, and your friend.
- Henry David Thoreau

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
- Socrates

True love has no limits.
- Anonymous

The key to happiness is having dreams.
The key to success is making your dreams come true.
- Anonymous

You are never given a wish without also
being given the power to make it true.
You may have to work for it, however.
- Richard Bach

Knowing others is intelligence;
knowing yourself is true wisdom.
Mastering others is strength;
mastering yourself is true power.
- Lao Tzu

Know that you do not need anyone's permission
to be your true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Women are like teabags.
We don't know our true strength
until we are in hot water!
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The secret of making dreams come true
can be summarized in four C's.
They are Curiosity, Confidence, Courage, and Constancy;
and the greatest of these is Confidence.
- Walt Disney

It's not what you don't know that kills you,
it's what you know for sure that ain't true.
- Mark Twain

A system of morality which is based
on relative emotional values
is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception
which has nothing sound in it and nothing true.
- Socrates

Smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"To know" is to know that you know nothing.
That is the meaning of true knowledge.
- Confucius

A wise man will make haste to forgive,
because he knows the true value of time,
and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.
- Samuel Johnson

If evil be spoken of you
and it be true, correct yourself,
if it be a lie, laugh at it.
- Epictetus

In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west;
people create distinctions out of their own minds
and then believe them to be true.
- The Buddha

True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.
- Socrates

Trust men and they will be true to you;
treat them greatly and they will show themselves great.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone
who can do him absolutely no good.
- Samuel Johnson


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