George Herbert Quotes

Who was George Herbert?

George Herbert was a 17th century Welsh poet, orator and priest.

Born April 3, 1593
Died March 1, 1633
Aged 39 years old

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Best 18 Quotes by George Herbert

“A gentle heart is tied with an easy thread.”

“Every mile is two in winter.”

“Every path hath a puddle.”

“Go not for every grief to the physician, nor for every quarrel to the lawyer, nor for every thirst to the pot.”

“Good words are worth much, and cost little.”

“He begins to die, that quits his desires.”

“He who cannot forgive breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass.”

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“Life is half spent before we know what it is.”

“Living well is the best revenge.”

“Love and a cough cannot be hid.”

“None knows the weight of another’s burthen.”

“One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.”

“Storms make oaks take deeper root.”

“The best mirror is an old friend.”

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“The shortest answer is doing.”

“Woe be to him that reads but one book.”

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