Let this list of 50 quotations by the British poet George Herbert lead you to an inspirational day. Recharge yourself with motivational thou, gentle, hath sayings, and satisfy your hunger for a better life.
What are the best George Herbert quotes?
We've made this hand-picked collection of quotes to show you what is George Herbert truly willing to say and leave for generations. Whether an inspirational quote or a motivational message about giving your best, we can all benefit from the wisdom, captured within these words.
There is great force hidden in a gentle command.
He who cannot forgive breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass.
A garden must be looked into, and dressed as the body.
One sword keeps another in the sheath.
He that knows nothing doubts nothing.
The eyes have one language everywhere.
Deceive not thy physician, confessor, nor lawyer.
Love and a cough cannot be hid.
There would be no great men if there were no little ones.
Spend not on hopes.
All are presumed good till they are found at fault.
Be thrifty, but not covetous.
One enemy is too much.
Night is the mother of counsels.
Take all that is given whether wealth, love or language, nothing comes by mistake and with good digestion all can be turned to health.
A man of great memory without learning hath a rock and a spindle and no staff to spin.
Throw away thy rod, throw away thy wrath; O my God, take the gentle path.
The shortest answer is doing.
In solitude, be a multitude to thyself. Tibullus by all means use sometimes to be alone.
Never was a miser a brave soul.
Without danger you cannot get beyond danger.
By all means use sometimes to be alone.
Salute thyself: see what thy soul does wear. Dare to look in thy chest; for 'Tis thine own: And tumble up and down what thou findst there. Who cannot rest till he good fellows find, he breaks up house, turns out of doors his mind.
Who would have thought my shrivel'd heart could have recovered greenness?
Lord, with what care hast Thou begirt us round! Parents first season us;
then schoolmasters deliver us to laws; they send us bound to rules of reason, holy messengers, pulpits and Sundays, sorrow dogging sin, afflictions sorted, anguish of all sizes, fine nets and stratagems to catch us in, bibles laid open, millions of surprises, blessings beforehand, ties of gratefulness, the sound of glory ringing in our ears: without, our shame; within, our consciences; angels and grace, eternal hopes and fears. Yet all these fences and their whole array one cunning bosom-sin blows quite away.
He that hath lost his credit is dead to the world.
War makes thieves and peace hangs them.
But who does hawk at eagles with a dove?
Life is half spent before we know what it is.
The most effective mirror is definitely an previous good friend.
Be useful where thou livest.
Good words are worth much, and cost little.
Knowledge is but folly unless it is guided by grace.
HELP = H(umor), E-go, edging God out, L-istening, P-urpose
Let anger's fire be slow to burn.
Of the smells, bread; of the tastes, salt.
He that believes all misseth; he that believes nothing, hits not.