Ben Johnson

Ben Johnson

English playwright and poet

Lived from: 1572-1637

Category: Poets (Contemporary) | Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: Ben Johnson

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    Talking is the disease of age.
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    A good poet's made as well as born.
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    Art has an enemy called ignorance.
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    Calumnies are answered best with silence.
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    Cares that have entered once in the breast, will have whole possession of the rest.
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    Don't tell me I cheated the system because that's. I didn't get treated fairly by the system. They cast me out and they were jealous because I turned in the fastest time ever run by a human and it was impossible at the time.
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    Force works on servile natures, not the free.
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    Have you seen but a bright lily grow, Before rude hands have touched it? Have you marked but the fall o' the snow Before the soil hath smutched it?... O so white! O so soft! O so sweet is she!
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    I'll give anything for a good copy now, be it true or false, so it be news.
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    Language most shows a man, speak that I may see thee.
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    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.
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    The covetous man never has money. The prodigal will have none shortly.
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    There is no greater hell than to be a prisoner of fear.
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    Woman, the more careful she is about her face, the more careless about her house.
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