Ben Jonson Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Ben Jonson quotes, Ben Jonson sayings, and Ben Jonson proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Honor's a good brooch to wear in a man's hat at all times. Ben Jonson
He knows not his own strength that hath not met adversity. Ben Jonson
Where guilt is, rage and courage doth abound. Ben Jonson
If you be sick, your own thoughts make you sick Ben Jonson
The dignity of truth is lost with much protesting. Ben Jonson
To struggle when hope is banished! To live when life's salt is gone! To dwell in a dream that's vanished. To endure, and go calmly on! Ben Jonson
Vice is like a fury to the vicious mind, And turns delight itself to punishment. Ben Jonson
Hell itself must yield to industry. Ben Jonson
To speak and to speak well, are two things. A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks. Ben Jonson
The way to rise is to obey and please. Ben Jonson
There is no greater hell than to be a prisoner of fear. Ben Jonson
The voice so sweet, the words so fair, As some soft chime had stroked the air; And though the sound had parted thence, Still left an echo in the sense. Ben Jonson
Drink to me only with thine eyes, / And I will pledge with mine; Ben Jonson
Sweet meat must have sour sauce. Ben Jonson
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. Ben Jonson
It is not growing like a tree in bulk, doth make man better be; Or standing long an oak, three hundred year, To fall a log at last, dry, bald, and sere: A lily of a day is fairer far in May, Although it falls and die that night—It was the plant and flower of Light. Ben Jonson
Success produces confidence; confidence relaxes industry, and negligence ruins the reputation which accuracy had raised. Ben Jonson
O what is it proud slime will not believe Of his own worth, to hear it equal praised Thus with the gods? 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
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. Ben Jonson
Our drink shall be prepared gold and amber; / Which we will take, until my roof whirl around / With the vertigo: and my dwarf shall dance. Ben Jonson
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. Ben Jonson
I am now past the craggy paths of study, and come to the flowery plains of honor and reputation. Ben Jonson
The Devil is an Ass , I do acknowledge it. Ben Jonson
A soft lip would tempt you to eternity of kissing. Ben Jonson