George Herbert

George Herbert (April 3, 1593 - March 1, 1633) was a Welsh poet, orator and a priest

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Sometimes the best gain is to lose.
The best mirror is an old friend.
Hope is the poor man's bread.
A garden must be looked into, and dressed as the body.
Better never begin than never make an end.
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.
Drink not the third glass, which thou canst not tame, when once it is within thee.
Every mile is two in winter.
Go not for every grief to the physician, nor for every quarrel to the lawyer, nor for every thirst to the pot.
He that will learn to pray, let him go to sea.
He who cannot forgive breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass.
He who cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself.
He who has the pepper may season as he lists.
Living well is the best revenge.
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.
Love and a cough cannot be hid.
Prayer should be the key of the day and the lock of the night.
Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.
Spend not on hopes.
The eyes have one language everywhere.
There would be no great men if there were no little ones.
Woe be to him that reads but one book.
You must lose a fly to catch a trout.

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