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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.

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

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    Skill and confidence are an unconquered army. Skill

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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. Age and Aging

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    A garden must be looked into, and dressed as the body. Gardening and Gardens

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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. Solitude

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

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    A lean compromise is better than a fat lawsuit. Compromise

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    The resolved mind hath no cares. Commitment

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    Be thrifty, but not covetous. Economy and Economics

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    Better never begin than never make an end. Speakers and Speaking

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    One sword keeps another in the sheath. Peace

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

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

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    He who has the pepper may season as he lists. Control

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

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    Never was a miser a brave soul. Misers and Misery

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    Storms make the oak grow deeper roots. Difficulties

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    One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters. Father

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    One enemy is too much. Enemies

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    Drink not the third glass, which thou canst not tame, when once it is within thee. Alcohol and Alcoholism

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

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    Time is the rider that breaks youth. Time and Time Management

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    None knows the weight of another's burden. Burdens

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

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    He that knows nothing doubts nothing. Doubt

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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. Conditioning

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    Sometimes the best gain is to lose. Failure

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    Deceive not thy physician, confessor, nor lawyer. Physician

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    The eyes have one language everywhere. Language

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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. Forgiveness

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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. Gifts

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

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    Night is the mother of counsels. Night

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    Spend not on hopes. Investment

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

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

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