George Herbert - Quotes

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One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.

One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.

Do not wait; the time will never be 'just right.' Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.

Do not wait; the time will never be 'just right.' Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.

A gentle heart is tied with an easy thread.

A gentle heart is tied with an easy thread.

Good words are worth much, and cost little.

Good words are worth much, and cost little.

Living well is the best revenge.

Living well is the best revenge.

He that cannot forgive others, breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass if he would ever reach heaven; for everyone has need to be forgiven.

He that cannot forgive others, breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass if he would ever reach heaven; for everyone has need to be forgiven.

In conversation, humor is worth more than wit and easiness more than knowledge.

In conversation, humor is worth more than wit and easiness more than knowledge.

Prayer should be the key of the day and the lock of the night.

Prayer should be the key of the day and the lock of the night.

Sweet spring, full of sweet days and roses, a box where sweets compacted lie. ---->>>

Be calm in arguing; for fierceness makes error a fault, and truth discourtesy.

Be calm in arguing; for fierceness makes error a fault, and truth discourtesy.

Storms make the oak grow deeper roots. ---->>>

War makes thieves and peace hangs them.

War makes thieves and peace hangs them.

Skill and confidence are an unconquered army. ---->>>

Sometimes the best gain is to lose.

Sometimes the best gain is to lose.

A lean compromise is better than a fat lawsuit.

A lean compromise is better than a fat lawsuit.

None knows the weight of another's burden. ---->>>

If a donkey bray at you, don't bray at him. ---->>>

Life is half spent before we know what it is. ---->>>

He that is not handsome at 20, nor strong at 30, nor rich at 40, nor wise at 50, will never be handsome, strong, rich or wise.

He that is not handsome at 20, nor strong at 30, nor rich at 40, nor wise at 50, will never be handsome, strong, rich or wise.

Night is the mother of counsels.

Night is the mother of counsels.

The devil divides the world between atheism and superstition. ---->>>

Deceive not thy physician, confessor, nor lawyer.

Deceive not thy physician, confessor, nor lawyer.

Dare to be true. Nothing can need a lie: a fault which needs it most, grows two thereby. ---->>>

There would be no great men if there were no little ones.

There would be no great men if there were no little ones.

Love and a cough cannot be hid. ---->>>

One sword keeps another in the sheath. ---->>>

Speak not of my debts unless you mean to pay them. ---->>>

Never was a miser a brave soul. ---->>>

Read as you taste fruit or savor wine, or enjoy friendship, love or life. ---->>>

Throw away thy rod, throw away thy wrath; O my God, take the gentle path. ---->>>

Punishment is lame, but it comes. ---->>>

The eyes have one language everywhere. ---->>>

Take all that is given whether wealth, love or language, nothing comes by mistake and with good digestion all can be turned to health.

Take all that is given whether wealth, love or language, nothing comes by mistake and with good digestion all can be turned to health.

One father is enough to govern one hundred sons, but not a hundred sons one father. ---->>>

Be thrifty, but not covetous. ---->>>

Hell is full of good meanings and wishings. ---->>>

The buyer needs a hundred eyes, the seller not one. ---->>>

He that will learn to pray, let him go to sea. ---->>>

You must lose a fly to catch a trout. ---->>>

There is great force hidden in a gentle command. ---->>>

The offender never pardons. ---->>>

The resolved mind hath no cares. ---->>>

The mouse that hath but one hole is quickly taken. ---->>>

Drink not the third glass, which thou canst not tame, when once it is within thee. ---->>>

Spend not on hopes. ---->>>

There is an hour wherein a man might be happy all his life, could he find it. ---->>>

Better never begin than never make an end. ---->>>

He hath no leisure who useth it not. ---->>>

He that hath lost his credit is dead to the world. ---->>>

Many kiss the hand they wish cut off. ---->>>

The shortest answer is doing. ---->>>

A man of great memory without learning hath a rock and a spindle and no staff to spin. ---->>>

It is part of a poor spirit to undervalue himself and blush. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: British
Born: April 3, 1593
Birthplace: Montgomery, Wales
Die: March 1, 1633
Occupation: Poet
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George Herbert (3 April 1593 – 1 March 1633) was a Welsh-born poet, orator and Anglican priest. Herbert's poetry is associated with the writings of the metaphysical poets, and he is recognised as "one of the foremost British devotional lyricists." Born into an artistic and wealthy family, Herbert was largely raised in England and received there a good education that led to his admission in 1609 as a student at Trinity College, Cambridge (wikipedia)