The Best George Herbert Quotes Quotations

The Best George Herbert Quotes

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A list of the best George Herbert quotes. This list is arranged by which famous George Herbert quotes have received the most votes, so only the greatest George Herbert quotes are at the top of the list. All the most popular quotes from George Herbert should be listed here, but if any were missed you can add more at the end of the list. This list includes notable George Herbert quotes on various subjects, many of which are inspirational and thought provoking.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best George Herbert quotes?" and "What is the most famous George Herbert quote?"

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    Skill and confidence are an unconquered army. George Herbert

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    A garden must be looked into, and dressed as the body. George Herbert

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

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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. George Herbert

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

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    A dwarf on a giant's shoulders sees the further of the two. George Herbert

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    One sword keeps another in the sheath. George Herbert

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

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    Better never begin than never make an end. George Herbert

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    Be thrifty, but not covetous. George Herbert

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

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    The resolved mind hath no cares. George Herbert

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    Never was a miser a brave soul. George Herbert

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    Storms make the oak grow deeper roots. George Herbert

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    One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters. George Herbert

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    Time is the rider that breaks youth. George Herbert

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

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    In solitude, be a multitude to thyself. Tibullus by all means use sometimes to be alone. George Herbert

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

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    The best mirror is an old friend.

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    The eyes have one language everywhere. George Herbert

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    Life is half spent before we know what it is.

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    A gentle heart is tied with an easy thread.

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    Religious persecutors are not believers, they are scoundrels.

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    Woe be to him that reads but one book.

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

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

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    One enemy is too much. George Herbert

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

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

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    He that knows nothing doubts nothing. George Herbert

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    Night is the mother of counsels. George Herbert

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

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

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    He who has the pepper may season as he lists. George Herbert

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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. George Herbert

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    Sometimes the best gain is to lose. George Herbert

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    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. George Herbert

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    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

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    Spend not on hopes. George Herbert

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

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