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George Herbert Quotes and Sayings

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

Related topics: Life

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

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

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


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

War makes thieves and peace hangs them.
- George Herbert

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

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

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

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

The resolved mind hath no cares.
- George Herbert

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

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

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

Be thrifty, but not covetous.
- George Herbert

Sometimes the best gain is to lose.
- George Herbert

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

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

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

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

Punishment is lame, but it comes.
- George Herbert

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

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

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

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

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

One sword keeps another in the sheath.
- George Herbert

Spend not on hopes.
- George Herbert

The eyes have one language everywhere.
- George Herbert

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

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

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

The shortest answer is doing.
- George Herbert

The offender never pardons.
- George Herbert

Never was a miser a brave soul.
- George Herbert

Night is the mother of counsels.
- George Herbert

Many kiss the hand they wish cut off.
- 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

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

Love and a cough cannot be hid.
- George Herbert

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

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

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

Storms make the oak grow deeper roots.
- George Herbert

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

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

Living well is the best revenge.
- George Herbert

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

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

Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.
- 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

Bringing a childlike wonder
and a beginner's mind to life
maximizes both success and joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

The book of life is filled with incoherent riddles.
Life's true lessons are inscribed in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is a succession of lessons
which must be lived to be understood.
- Helen Keller

Life is always lived in the eye-of-the-storm
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is really simple,
but we insist on making it complicated.
- Confucius

Life's burdens are lighter when I laugh at myself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The life of inner peace,
being harmonious and without stress,
is the easiest type of existence.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Life is a reflection of intent.
Love reflects love.
Hate reflects hate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...
It's about learning to Dance in the Rain.
- Vivian Greene

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

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