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38 Famous Quotes by Robert Herrick
8/24/1591 - 10/15/1674
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Herrick, Robert
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'Twixt kings and tyrans there's this difference known: Kings seek their subjects' good, tyrants their owne.

Tyranny Quotes, by Robert Herrick , Source: Kings and Tyrants

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To get thine ends, lay bashfulnesse aside; Who fears to aske, doth teach to be deny'd.

Beggary Quotes, by Robert Herrick , Source: No Bashfulnesse in Begging

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Her pretty feet Like snails did creep A little out, and then, As if they played at bo-peep Did soon draw in agen.

Feet Quotes, by Robert Herrick , Source: Upon her Feet

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Fair daffadils, we weep to see You haste away so soone; As yet the early-rising sun Has not attained its noone. . . . . We have short time to stay as you, We have as short a spring; As quick a growth to meet decay As you or anything.

Daffodils Quotes, by Robert Herrick , Source: Daffadills

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When a daffadill I see, Hanging down his head t'wards me, Guesse I may, what I must be: First, I shall decline my head; Secondly, I shall be dead: Lastly, safely buryed.

Daffodils Quotes, by Robert Herrick , Source: Hesperides--Divination by a Daffadill

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He loves his bonds who, when the first are broke, Submits his neck into a second yoke

Obligation Quotes, by Robert Herrick

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None pities him that is in the snare, who warned before, would not beware

Pity Quotes, by Robert Herrick

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Fight thou with shafts of silver, and o'ercome When no force else can get the masterdom.

Proverbs Quotes, by Robert Herrick , Source: Money Gets the Mastery

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Actions from youth, advice from the middle-aged, prayers from the aged.

Proverbs Quotes, by Robert Herrick , Source: Money Gets the Mastery

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No day is wholly unproductive of good.

Proverbs Quotes, by Robert Herrick , Source: Money Gets the Mastery

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Who after his transgression doth repent, Is halfe, or altogether, innocent.

Repentance Quotes, by Robert Herrick , Source: Hesperides--Penitence

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Praise they that will times past, I joy to see My selfe now live: this age best pleaseth mee.

Past Quotes, by Robert Herrick , Source: The Present Time Best Pleaseth

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Let's live with that small pittance which we have; Who covets more is evermore a slave.

Content Quotes, by Robert Herrick , Source: The Covetous Still Captive

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If little labour. little are our gaines: Man's fortunes are according to his paines.

Labor Quotes, by Robert Herrick , Source: Hesperides--No Paines, No Gaines

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A sweet disorder in the dresse Kindles in cloathes a wantonnesse.

Apparel Quotes, by Robert Herrick , Source: Delight in Disorder

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A winning wave, (deserving note.) In the tempestuous petticote, A careless shoe-string, in whose tye I see a wilde civility,-- Doe more bewitch me than when art Is too precise in every part.

Apparel Quotes, by Robert Herrick , Source: Delight in Disorder

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A careless shoe string, in whose tie I see a wilde civility.

Shoemaking Quotes, by Robert Herrick , Source: Delight in Disorder

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For pitty, Sir, find out that Bee Which bore my Love away I'le seek him in your Bonnet brave, I'le seek him in your eyes.

Bees Quotes, by Robert Herrick , Source: Mad Nan's Song

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I saw a flie within a beade Of amber cleanly buried.

Flies Quotes, by Robert Herrick , Source: The Amber Bead

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Hell is no other but a soundlesse pit, Where no one beame of comfort peeps in it.

Hell Quotes, by Robert Herrick , Source: Noble Numbers--Hell

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Hell is paved with good samaritans.

Hell Quotes, by Robert Herrick , Source: Noble Numbers--Hell

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Maybe this world is another planet's hell.

Hell Quotes, by Robert Herrick , Source: Noble Numbers--Hell

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I sing of brooks, of blossoms, birds, and bowers: Of April, May, of June, and July flowers. I sing of Maypoles, Hock-carts, wassails, wakes, Of bridegrooms, brides, and of their bridal cakes.

Spring Quotes, by Robert Herrick , Source: Hesperides

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Against diseases here the strongest fence, Is the defensive vertue, abstinence.

Disease Quotes, by Robert Herrick , Source: Abstinence

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It is the end that crowns us, not the fight.

End Quotes, by Robert Herrick , Source: Hesperides (340)

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