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In conversation, humor is worth more than wit and ...
by George Herbert

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

Related topics: Humor

One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.
- George Herbert

Deceive not thy physician, confessor,
nor lawyer.
- George Herbert

A lean compromise is better than a fat lawsuit.
- George Herbert


War makes thieves and peace hangs them.
- George Herbert

Life is half spent before we know what it is.
- George Herbert

Many kiss the hand they wish cut off.
- George Herbert

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The offender never pardons.
- George Herbert

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

Spend not on hopes.
- George Herbert

The eyes have one language everywhere.
- George Herbert

Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.
- George Herbert

Living well is the best revenge.
- George Herbert

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

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

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

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

Be thrifty, but not covetous.
- George Herbert

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

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

The devil divides the world between atheism and superstition.
- George Herbert

One sword keeps another in the sheath.
- George Herbert

Prayer should be the key of the day and the lock of the night.
- George Herbert

Good words are worth much, and cost little.
- George Herbert

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

Never was a miser a brave soul.
- George Herbert

Hell is full of good meanings and wishings.
- George Herbert

You must lose a fly to catch a trout.
- George Herbert

Sometimes the best gain is to lose.
- George Herbert

There is great force hidden in a gentle command.
- George Herbert

Love and a cough cannot be hid.
- George Herbert

None knows the weight of another's burden.
- George Herbert

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

Punishment is lame, but it comes.
- George Herbert

The shortest answer is doing.
- George Herbert

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

He hath no leisure who useth it not.
- George Herbert

Storms make the oak grow deeper roots.
- George Herbert

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

The resolved mind hath no cares.
- George Herbert

Better never begin than never make an end.
- George Herbert

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

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

Night is the mother of counsels.
- George Herbert

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

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

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

A gentle heart is tied with an easy thread.
- George Herbert

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

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

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.
- George Herbert

Begin building the future through
"conversation for possibility."
- Werner Erhard

People say conversation is a lost art;
how often I have wished it were.
- Edward R. Murrow

It was impossible to get a conversation going,
everybody was talking too much.
- Yogi Berra

Prayer is simply a two-way conversation between you and God.
- Billy Graham

A person isn't who they are during
the last conversation you had with them -
they're who they've been
throughout your whole relationship.
- Rainer Maria Rilke

Don't knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people
couldn't start a conversation if it didn't change once in a while.
- Kin Hubbard

Gossip and complaint are the underbelly of low conversation.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A conversation is greater than
the sum of its participants,
and can take on a life of its own.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sometimes poetry is inspired by the conversation entered
into by reading other poems.
- John Barton

The best argument against democracy is
a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
- Winston Churchill

If you are ever at a loss to support a flagging conversation,
introduce the subject of eating.
- Leigh Hunt

Love without conversation is impossible.
- Mortimer Adler

Eating without conversation is only stoking.
- Marcelene Cox

I've got to go.
That's one of the penalties of being a doctor.
I never seem to finish a conversation.
- Robert M. Fresco

There is no such thing as a worthless conversation,
provided you know what to listen for.
And questions are the breath of life for a conversation.
- James Nathan Miller

By definition, gay is smart.
I see plenty of macho heterosexual idiots,
but nine times out of 10 you can have a great conversation if you find a gay guy.
- Jason Bateman

You can discover more about a person in an hour of
play than in a year of conversation.
- Plato

The difficulty with this conversation is that it's
very different from most of the ones I've had of late.
Which, as I explained, have mostly been with trees.
- Douglas Adams

You can pick out actors by the glazed look that comes
into their eyes when the conversation wanders away from themselves.
- Michael Wilding

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