george herbert Quotes

Be calm in arguing: for fierceness makes Error a fault, and truth discourtesy.
tags: truth
— George Herbert
Woe be to him that reads but one book.
tags: book read
— George Herbert
But I am lost in flesh, whose sugared lies,Still mock me and grow bold:Sure thou didst put a mind there, if I couldFind where it lies.
tags: lies lost mind
— George Herbert
Man is no star, but a quick coalOf mortal fire:Who blows it not, nor doth controlA faint desire,
tags: desires men star
— George Herbert
Sweet day, so cool, so calm, so bright,The bridal of the earth and sky;The dew shall weep thy fall tonight,For thou must die.
tags: earth die
— George Herbert
Wouldst thou both eat thy cake and have it?
— George Herbert
Love is swift of foot; Love's a man of war.
tags: men war
— George Herbert
Love bade me welcome; yet my soul drew back,Guiltie of dust and sin.
tags: soul sin
— George Herbert
For if I wimp my wing on thine. Affliction shall advance the flight in me.
tags: wings
— George Herbert
That flesh is but the glass, which holds the dust That measures all our time; which also shall Be crumbled into dust.
— George Herbert
Death used to be an executioner, but the gospel has made him just a gardner.
tags: death gospel
— George Herbert
One sword keeps another in the sheath.
— George Herbert
He that hath lost his credit is dead to the world.
tags: world lost
— George Herbert
The buyer needs a hundred eyes, the seller not one.
tags: eyes
— George Herbert
Be thrifty, but not covetous.
— George Herbert
Night is the mother of counsels.
tags: night mother
— George Herbert
With customes wee live well, but Lawes undoe us.
tags: live
— George Herbert
The offender never pardons.
— George Herbert
A lean compromise is better than a fat lawsuit.
— George Herbert
Every path hath a puddle.
tags: path
— George Herbert
A wise man cares not for what he cannot have.
tags: men care wise
— George Herbert
Woe to the house where there is no chiding.
— George Herbert
The best mirror is an old friend.
tags: friends
— George Herbert
One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.
tags: father
— George Herbert
Where there is peace, God is.
tags: peace god
— George Herbert
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.
tags: strong wise
— George Herbert
If a donkey bray at you, don't bray at him.
— George Herbert
Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.
tags: confidence
— George Herbert
Better the feet slip then the tongue.
— George Herbert
Storms make the oak grow deeper roots.
— George Herbert
Only the wearer knows where the shoe pinches.
— George Herbert
He who cannot forgive breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass.
— George Herbert
Prayer should be the key of the day and the lock of the night.
tags: key night prayer
— George Herbert
Thou who hast given so much to me, give me one more thing... a grateful heart!
— George Herbert
A gentle heart is tied with an easy thread.
tags: heart
— George Herbert
He is not poore that hath little, but he that desireth much.
— George Herbert
The eyes have one language everywhere.
tags: language eyes
— George Herbert
Good words are worth much, and cost little.
tags: worth
— George Herbert
You must lose a fly to catch a trout.
— George Herbert
Life is half spent before we know what it is.
— George Herbert
george herbert
Birth    : April 3, 1593
Death  : March 1, 1633
Occupation  : Poet