44 Total Quotes

John Webster Quotes

We think caged birds sing, when indeed they cry
John Webster
#Birds

Integrity of life is fame's best friend, which nobly, beyond death, shall crown in the end.
John Webster
#English Playwright #Advise

Fortune's a right whore. If she give ought, she deals it in small parcels, that she may take away all at one swoop.
John Webster
#English Playwright

We could have cut costs and sacrificed investigation, sacrificed experts, hired people that will do less work for less money. I don't see that as profitable or ethical. I want out before that occurs.
John Webster
#Experts

A politician is the devil's quilted anvil; He fashions all sins on him, and the blows are never heard.
John Webster
#English Playwright

Men often are valued high, when they are most wretched.
John Webster
#English Playwright

Man is most happy, when his own actions are arguments and examples of his virtue.
John Webster
#English Playwright

Gold that buys health can never be ill spent; nor hours laid out in harmless merriment
John Webster
#Gold

In all our quest of greatness, like wanton boys, whose pastime is their care, we follow after bubbles, blown in the air.
John Webster
#English Playwright #Boys

I saw him even now going the way of all flesh, that is to say towards the kitchen
John Webster
#Flesh

They were looking for information that goes to the general population, not specific target populations. However, (the FDA-EPA mercury warning) is important enough that they are going to look at how they can highlight it.
John Webster
#Information

Sorrow is held the eldest child of sin.
John Webster
#English Playwright

Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, like diamonds we are cut with our own dust.
John Webster
#English Playwright

For the subtlest folly proceeds from the subtlest wisdom.
John Webster
#English Playwright

That friend a great man's ruin strongly checks, who rails into his belief all his defects.
John Webster
#Belief #English Playwright

When a man's mind rides faster than his horse can gallop they quickly both tire.
John Webster
#Mind #English Playwright

Though lust do masque in ne'er so strange disguise she's oft found witty, but is never wise.
John Webster
#English Playwright

With such a pity men preserve alive Pheasants and quails, when they are no fat enough to be eaten.
John Webster
#Men

Cover her face, Mine eyes dazzle, She died so young
John Webster
#Eyes

Lay this unto your breast: Old friends, like old swords, still are trusted best.
John Webster
#Trust #English Playwright #Friends Or Friendship

Heaven fashioned us of nothing; and we strive to bring ourselves to nothing.
John Webster
#English Playwright

Men cease to bulid where the foundation sinks.
John Webster
#Men

All things do help the unhappy man to fall.
John Webster
#English Playwright

My soul, like to a ship in a black storm,/ Is driven, I know not whither.
John Webster
#Soul