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George Herbert Quotes

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George Herbert
April 3, 1593 - March 1, 1633
Nationality: British
Category: Poet
Subcategory: British Poet

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


The eyes have one language everywhere.


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


The mouse that hath but one hole is quickly taken.


Spend not on hopes.


Take all that is given whether wealth, love or language, nothing comes by mistake and with good digestion all can be turned to health.


He that hath lost his credit is dead to the world.


Punishment is lame, but it comes.


Storms make the oak grow deeper roots.


Good words are worth much, and cost little.


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.


Hell is full of good meanings and wishings.


The offender never pardons.


A gentle heart is tied with an easy thread.


None knows the weight of another's burden.


Sometimes the best gain is to lose.


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


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


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


The devil divides the world between atheism and superstition.


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