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    Be calm in arguing: for fierceness makes Error a fault, and truth discourtesy.
    — George Herbert
    tags: truth 
     
    Woe be to him that reads but one book.
    — George Herbert
    tags: book  read 
     
    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.
    — George Herbert
    tags: lies  lost  mind 
     
    Man is no star, but a quick coalOf mortal fire:Who blows it not, nor doth controlA faint desire,
    — George Herbert
    tags: desires  men  star 
     
    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.
    — George Herbert
    tags: earth  die 
     
    Wouldst thou both eat thy cake and have it?
    — George Herbert
    Love is swift of foot; Love's a man of war.
    — George Herbert
    tags: men  war 
     
    Love bade me welcome; yet my soul drew back,Guiltie of dust and sin.
    — George Herbert
    tags: soul  sin 
     
    For if I wimp my wing on thine. Affliction shall advance the flight in me.
    — George Herbert
    tags: wings 
     
    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.
    — George Herbert
    tags: death  gospel 
     
    One sword keeps another in the sheath.
    — George Herbert
    He that hath lost his credit is dead to the world.
    — George Herbert
    tags: world  lost 
     
    The buyer needs a hundred eyes, the seller not one.
    — George Herbert
    tags: eyes 
     
    Be thrifty, but not covetous.
    — George Herbert
    Night is the mother of counsels.
    — George Herbert
    tags: night  mother 
     
    With customes wee live well, but Lawes undoe us.
    — George Herbert
    tags: live 
     
    The offender never pardons.
    — George Herbert
    A lean compromise is better than a fat lawsuit.
    — George Herbert
    Every path hath a puddle.
    — George Herbert
    tags: path 
     
    A wise man cares not for what he cannot have.
    — George Herbert
    tags: men  care  wise 
     
    Woe to the house where there is no chiding.
    — George Herbert
    The best mirror is an old friend.
    — George Herbert
    tags: friends 
     
    One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.
    — George Herbert
    tags: father 
     
    Where there is peace, God is.
    — George Herbert
    tags: peace  god 
     
    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.
    — George Herbert
    tags: strong  wise 
     
    If a donkey bray at you, don't bray at him.
    — George Herbert
    Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.
    — George Herbert
    tags: confidence 
     
    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.
    — George Herbert
    tags: key  night  prayer 
     
    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.
    — George Herbert
    tags: heart 
     
    He is not poore that hath little, but he that desireth much.
    — George Herbert
    The eyes have one language everywhere.
    — George Herbert
    tags: language  eyes 
     
    Good words are worth much, and cost little.
    — George Herbert
    tags: worth 
     
    You must lose a fly to catch a trout.
    — George Herbert
    Life is half spent before we know what it is.
    — George Herbert
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    george herbert
    Birth    : April 3, 1593
    Death  : March 1, 1633
    Occupation  : Poet