The best mirror is an old friend.

— George Herbert

The most seductive George Herbert quotes that will activate your desire to change

Prayer should be the key of the day and the lock of the night.

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You cannot make a windmill go with a pair of bellows.

73

A good mother is worth hundreds of schoolmasters.

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The honey is sweet, but the Bee stings.

69

The eyes have one language everywhere.

67

Help thyself, and God will help thee.

62

He who cannot forgive breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass.

62

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

61

Bells call others, but themselves enter not into the Church.

60

Thou who hast given so much to me, give me one more thing... a grateful heart!

60

A gentle heart is tied with an easy thread.

54

Every path hath a puddle.

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About George Herbert

Quotes 1254 sayings
Nationality British
Profession Poet
Birthday October 16

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

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Storms make the oak grow deeper roots.

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I had rather ride on an ass that carries me than a horse that throws me.

48

Be thrifty, but not covetous.

46

Music helps not the toothache.

45

Life is half spent before we know what it is.

40

Living well is the best revenge.

31

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

28

Every mile is two in winter

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Castles are Forrests of stones.

27

One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.

24

No barber shaves so close but another finds worke.

24

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

23

Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.

23

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.

22

Drink not the third glass, which thou canst not tame, When once it is within thee; but before Mayst rule it, as thou list: and pour the shame, Which it would pour on thee, upon the floor. It is most just to throw that on the ground, Which would throw me there, if I keep the round.

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Thou that hast given so much to me give me one thing more, a grateful heart: not thankful when it pleaseth me, as if Thy blessings had spare days, but such a heart whose pulse may be Thy praise.

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There is great force hidden in a gentle command.

14

Good words are worth much, and cost little.

14

That flesh is but the glasse, which holds the dust That measures all our time;

which also shall Be crumbled into dust.

14

A good digestion turneth all to health.

14

To whirle the eyes too much shewes a Kites braine.

14

For all may have, If they dare to try, a glorious life, or grave.

14

Whose house is of glass, must not throw stones at another.

13

Love and a cough cannot be hid.

13

By all means use sometimes to be alone. Salute thyself: see what thy soul doth wear.

12

Short boughs, long vintage.

12

War makes thieves and peace hangs them.

12

He--the country parson--is not witty or learned or eloquent, but holy.

12

If any speak ill of thee, fly home to thy own conscience and examine thy heart.

If thou art guilty, it is a just correction; if not guilty, it is a fair instruction.

12

A servant with this clause Makes drudgery divine;

Who sweeps a room as forThy laws Makes it and th'action fine.

12

Critics are like brushers of noblemen's clothes.

12

One father is enough to governe one hundred sons, but not a hundred sons one father.

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None knows the weight of another's burden.

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Better a barefoot than none.

10

Silkes and Satins put out the fire in the chimney.

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A good Judge conceives quickly, judges slowly.

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