George Herbert Quotes

Most popular George Herbert Quotes

Poverty is no sin!
— George Herbert

poverty

A man that lends, gives.
— George Herbert
Pleasing ware is half sold.
— George Herbert
Every man hath his ill day.
— George Herbert
Love and a cough cannot be hid.
— George Herbert

love

The resolved mind hath no cares.
— George Herbert
The best mirror is an old friend!
— George Herbert
The eye is bigger than the belly.
— George Herbert
Love, and a cough, cannot be hid.
— George Herbert
What one day gives, another takes.
— George Herbert
Time is the rider that breaks youth.
— George Herbert
Woe be to him who reads but one book.
— George Herbert
One hath no leisure who useth it not.
— George Herbert
Step by step, the ladder is ascended.
— George Herbert
Fly the pleasure that bites tomorrow.
— George Herbert
Help thyself, and God will help thee.
— George Herbert
You must lose a fly to catch a trout.

loss

The eyes have one language everywhere.

eyes

A man begins to die who quits his desires.
— George Herbert
Youth lives on hope, old age on remembrance.

youth & age

Life is half spent before we know what it is.
— George Herbert

life

Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.

confidence skill

One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.
— George Herbert

proverbs parenting father

The buyer needs a hundred eyes, the seller not one.
— George Herbert
Knowledge is but folly unless it is guided by grace.
— George Herbert
All are presumed good till they are found in a fault.
— George Herbert
One father is worth more than a hundred school-masters.
— George Herbert
A civil guest will no more talk all, than eat all the feast.
— George Herbert
The consciousness of duty performed gives us music at midnight.
— George Herbert
We live in an age that hath more need of good examples than precepts.
— George Herbert
There is an hour wherein a man might be happy all his life could he find it.
— George Herbert
He who cannot forgive others destroys the bridge over which he himself must pass.
— George Herbert

forgiveness

Wit's an unruly engine, wildly striking
Sometimes a friend, sometimes the engineer.

wit

A man who can not forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself.
— George Herbert
By all means use sometimes to be alone.
Salute thyself; see what thy soul doth wear.

solitude

Dare to be true: nothing can need a lie.
A fault, which needs it most, grows two thereby.

lying