John Webster

c.1580 - c.1625

A Quote by John Webster

And of all axioms this shall win the prize,- 'Tis better to be fortunate than wise.

John Webster (c.1580 - c.1625)

Source: The White Devil

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A Quote by John Webster

Glories, like glow-worms, afar off shine bright. But looked to near, have neither heat nor light.

John Webster (c.1580 - c.1625)

Source: The Duchess of Malfi

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A Quote by John Webster on age, birds, despair, fear, garden, justice, and love

I myself have loved a lady and pursued her with a great deal of under-age protestation, whom some three or four gallants that have enjoyed would with all their hearts have been glad to have been rid of. 'Tis just like a summer birdcage in a garden: the birds that are without despair to get in, and the birds that are within despair and are in a consumption for fear they shall never get out.

John Webster (c.1580 - c.1625)

Source: The White Devil, 1612, act I, sc.2

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A Quote by John Webster

There's nothing of so infinite vexation As man's own thoughts.

John Webster (c.1580 - c.1625)

Source: The White Devil

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A Quote by John Webster on ambition, death, and life

Vain the ambition of kings Who seek by trophies and dead things To leave a living name behind, And weave but nets to catch the wind.

John Webster (c.1580 - c.1625)

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A Quote by John Webster on anger and nature

There is not in nature, a thing that makes man so deformed, so beastly, as doth intemperate anger.

John Webster (c.1580 - c.1625)

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