'Twas only fear first in the world made gods.
BEN JONSON, Sejanus, His Fall
My thoughts and I were of another world.
BEN JONSON, Every Man Out of His Humour
Language most shows a man; speak that I may see thee; it springs out of the most retired and inmost parts of us, and is the image of the parent of it, the mind. No glass renders a man's form or likeness so true as his speech.
BEN JONSON, "The Penates", Masques and Entertainments
A secret in his mouth is like a wild bird put into a cage, whose door no sooner opens than it is out.
BEN JONSON, The Case Is Altered
Hang sorrow, care 'll kill a cat.
BEN JONSON, Every Man in his Humour
See and to be seen.
BEN JONSON, Epithalamion
He that is so respectless in his courses,
Oft sells his reputation at a cheap market.
BEN JONSON, Every Man in His Humor
Give me a look, give me a face,
That makes simplicity a grace:
Robes loosely flowing, hair as free;
Such sweet neglect more taketh me
Than all the adulteries of art;
They strike mine eyes, but not my heart.
BEN JONSON, The Silent Woman
Trees shade us, but they know it not.
BEN JONSON, Timber: Or, Discoveries Made Upon Men and Matter