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George Herbert Quotes

(1593-1632), British Metaphysical Poet

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.

Category: Age And Aging

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

Category: Alcohol And Alcoholism

None knows the weight of another's burden.

Category: Burdens

The resolved mind hath no cares.

Category: Commitment

A lean compromise is better than a fat lawsuit.

Category: Compromise

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.

Category: Conditioning

He who has the pepper may season as he lists.

Category: Control

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

Category: Conversation

Storms make the oak grow deeper roots.

Category: Difficulties

Deceive not thy physician, confessor, nor lawyer.

Category: Doctors

He that knows nothing doubts nothing.

Category: Doubt

Be thrifty, but not covetous.

Category: Economy And Economics

One enemy is too much.

Category: Enemies

Sometimes the best gain is to lose.

Category: Failure

One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.

Category: Fathers