Ben Jonson Quotes

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

Calumnies are answered best with silence.

If you be sick, your own thoughts will make you sick.

A lily of a day Is fairer far in May, Although it fall and die that night, It was the plant and flower of light. In small proportions we just beauties see, And in short measures life may perfect be.

I am a printer, and a printer of news;… I’ll give anything for a good copy now, be it true or false, so be it news.

They that know no evil will suspect none.

A man’s qualities are not divisible among his heirs.

Art hath an enemy called Ignorance.

Hope is such a bait, it covers any hook.

When a virtuous man is raised, it brings gladness to his friends, grief to his enemies, and glory to his posterity.