English dramatist and poet who was the first real poet laureate of England (1572-1637)
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He knows not his own strength that hath not met adversity.
– Ben Jonson
Art has an enemy called ignorance.
Language most shows a man, speak that I may see thee.
A good poet's made as well as born.
Cares that have entered once in the breast, will have whole possession of the rest.
Be not ashamed of thy virtues honor's a good brooch to wear in a man's hat at all times.
I'll give anything for a good copy now, be it true or false, so it be news.
Talking is the disease of age.
The covetous man never has money. The prodigal will have none shortly.
There is no greater hell than to be a prisoner of fear.
Woman, the more careful she is about her face, the more careless about her house.
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