Ben Jonson Quotes About Greatness

Quotes about: Greatness
  • Greatness of name, in the father, ofttimes helps not forth, but overwhelms the son: They stand too near one another. The shadow kills the growth.

    Ben Jonson, Barry Cornwall (1838). “The Works of B. J. with a Memoir of His Life and Writings, by Barry Cornwall [i.e. B. W. Procter].”, p.745
  • For he that once is good, is ever great.

    Ben Jonson (1856). “Poetical Works of Ben Jonson. Edited by Robert Bell”, p.173
  • It is a note
    Of upstart greatness to observe and watch
    For these poor trifles, which the noble mind
    Neglects and scorns.

    Ben Jonson, William Gifford (1816). “The Works of Ben Jonson ...: With Notes Critical and Explanatory, and Biographical Memoir”, p.137

Ben Jonson

  • Born: June 11, 1572
  • Died: August 6, 1637
  • Occupation: Playwright
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