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Ben Johnson

1572-1637. English dramatist, poet and actor.

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Force works on servile natures, not the free.

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Language most shows a man, speak that I may see thee.

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A good poet's made as well as born.

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I'll give anything for a good copy now, be it true or false, so it be news.

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The covetous man never has money. The prodigal will have none shortly.

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Talking is the disease of age.

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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.

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Cares that have entered once in the breast, will have whole possession of the rest.

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Art has an enemy called ignorance.

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Woman, the more careful she is about her face, the more careless about her house.

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