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1,281 Famous Quotes by George Herbert
4/3/1593 - 3/1/1633
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A trade is better then service.

Proverbs Quotes, by George Herbert , Source: Jacula Prudentum

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An examin'd enterprize goes on boldly.

Proverbs Quotes, by George Herbert , Source: Jacula Prudentum

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You cannot know wine by the barrell. [You cannot know the wine by the barrel.]

Proverbs Quotes, by George Herbert , Source: Jacula Prudentum

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Art thou a magistrate? then be severe: If studious, copy fair what time hath blurr'd, Redeem truth from his jaws: if a soldier, Chase brave employments with a naked sword Throughout the world. Fool not, for all may have If they dare try, a glorious life, or grave.

Judges Quotes, by George Herbert , Source: The Church Porch (st. 15)

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When once thy foot enters the church, be bare. God is more there than thou: for thou art there Only by his permission. Then beware, That leads from earth to heaven.

Churches Quotes, by George Herbert , Source: The Temple--The Church Porch

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Little pitchers have wide eares. [Little pitchers have wide ears.]

Hearing Quotes, by George Herbert , Source: Jacula Prudentum

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Laugh not too much; the witty man laughs least: For wit is news only to ignorance. Lesse at thine own things laugh; lest in the jest Thy person share, and the conceit advance.

Laughter Quotes, by George Herbert , Source: The Temple--Church Porch (st. 39)

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Wit's an unruly engine, wildly striking Sometimes a friend, sometimes the engineer: Hast thou the knack? pamper it not with liking; But if thou want it, buy it not too deare Many affecting wit beyond their power, Have got to be a deare fool for an houre.

Injury Quotes, by George Herbert , Source: Temple--Church Porch (st. 41)

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February makes a bridge and March breakes it. [February makes a bridge, and March breaks it.]

February Quotes, by George Herbert , Source: Jacula Prudentum

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A lean compromise is better than a fat lawsuit.

Compromise Quotes, by George Herbert

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A civil guest Will no more talk all, than eat all the feast.

Guests Quotes, by George Herbert

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The Wolfe must dye in his owne skinne. [The wolf must die in his own skin.]

Punishment Quotes, by George Herbert , Source: Jacula Prudentum

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Amiens was taken by the Fox, and retaken by the Lion.

Proverbs Quotes, by George Herbert , Source: Jacula Prudentum

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Take heede of still waters, the quick passe away. [Take heed of still waters, they quick pass away.]

Silence Quotes, by George Herbert , Source: Jacula Prudentum

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Poverty is the mother of health.

Poverty Quotes, by George Herbert , Source: Jacula Prudentum

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Dare to be true: nothing can need a lie; A fault which needs it most, grows two thereby.

Lying Quotes, by George Herbert , Source: Church Porch

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

Bells Quotes, by George Herbert , Source: Jacula Prudentum

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The Royall Crowne cures not the head-ach. [The Royal Crown cures not the headache.]

Royalty Quotes, by George Herbert , Source: Jacula Prudentum

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Hee that goes to bed thirsty riseth healthy. [He that goes to bed thirsty rises healthy.]

Health Quotes, by George Herbert , Source: Jacula Prudentum

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A fat house-keeper makes leane Executors.

Proverbs Quotes, by George Herbert , Source: Jacula Prudentum

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To a close shorne sheepe, God gives wind by measure. [To a close shorn sheep, God gives wind by measure.]

Providence Quotes, by George Herbert , Source: Jacula Prudentum

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To a crazy ship all winds are contrary.

Wind Quotes, by George Herbert , Source: Jacula Prudentum

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

Loneliness and solitude Quotes, by George Herbert

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He that is drunken . . . Is outlawed by himself; all kind of ill Did with his liquor slide into his veins.

Intemperance Quotes, by George Herbert , Source: The Temple--The Church Porch (st. 6)

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Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.

Army Quotes, by George Herbert

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