Ben Jonson Quote
Forbear, you things
That stand upon the pinnacles of state,
To boast your slippery height! when you do fall,
You dash yourselves in pieces, ne'er to rise:
And he that lends you pity, is not wise.
The Works of Ben Jonson, which Were Formerly Printed in Two Volumes, are Now Reprinted in One (ed. 1692)