Robert Herrick

Robert Herrick

English lyric poet and cleric

Lived from: 1591-1674

Category: Poets (Contemporary)

Quotes: Robert Herrick

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    Bid me to weep, and I will weep, while I have eyes to see.
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    Conquer we shall, but, we must first contend! It's not the fight that crowns us, but the end.
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    Gather ye rose-buds while ye may, old Time is still a-flying: And this same flower that smiles today, tomorrow will be dying.
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    Great men by small means oft are overthrown.
    Source: Hesperides (1648) Loss From The Least
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    If a little labor, little are our gains. Man's fortunes are according to his pains.
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    It is the end that crowns us, not the fight.
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    The person lives twice who lives the first life well.
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    Who with a little cannot be content, endures an everlasting punishment.
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