George Herbert

George Herbert

English poet

Lived from: 1593-1633

Category: Poets (Contemporary)

Quotes: George Herbert

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    A dwarf on a giant's shoulders sees the further of the two.
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    A garden must be looked into, and dressed as the body.
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    A lean compromise is better than a fat lawsuit.
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    A man of great memory without learning hath a rock and a spindle and no staff to spin.
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    Be calm in arguing; for fierceness makes error a fault and truth discourtesy.
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    Be thrifty, but not covetous.
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    Better never begin than never make an end.
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    Calmness is great advantage; he that lets another chafe, may warm him at his fire.
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    Death is still working like a mole, and digs my grave at each remove.
    Source: The temple (1633)
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    Deceive not thy physician, confessor, nor lawyer.
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    Drink not the third glass, which thou canst not tame, when once it is within thee.
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    Every day you waste is one you can never make up.
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    Grasp not at much, for fear thou losest all.
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    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.
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    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.
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