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Ben Jonson Quotes
Brief author info: Ben Jonson (1573-1637) English playwright and poet.
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I glory More in the cunning purchase of my wealth Than in the glad possession.
He knows not his own strength that hath not met adversity.
Ambition makes more trusty slaves than need.
Hood an ass with reverend purple, So you can hide his two ambitious ears, And he shall pass for a cathedral doctor.
There is no doctrine will do good where nature is wanting.
O! How vain and vile a passion is this fear! What base uncomely things it makes men do.
Of all wild beasts preserve me from a tyrant; And of all tame, a flatterer.
Force works on servile natures, not the free.
Fortune, thou hadst no deity, if men Had wisdom.
Ill fortune never crushed that man whom good fortune deceived not.
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