George Herbert Quotes

Who is George Herbert?

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

Born April 03, 1593
Died March 01, 1633

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Best 18 Quotes by George Herbert

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

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“Every mile is two in winter.”

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“Every path hath a puddle.”

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

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

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“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.”

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“Living well is the best revenge.”

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“Love and a cough cannot be hid.”

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

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“One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.”

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“Storms make oaks take deeper root.”

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“The best mirror is an old friend.”

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“The shortest answer is doing.”

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

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“Wouldst thou both eat thy cake and have it?”

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“A child needs your love most when he deserves it least.”


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