Go not for every grief to the physician, nor for every quarrell to the lawyer, nor for every thirst to the pot.
George Herbert (1593 - 1633)
Source: "Jacula Prudentum," 1651.
Contributed by: Zaady
The worst speak something good; if all want sense, God takes a text, and preacheth Patience.
Source: The Temple, The Church Porch
Well may he smell fire, whose gown burns.
But who does hawk at eagles with a dove?
Source: The Temple, The Sacrifice
Pursue not a victory too far. He hath conquered well that hath made his enemy fly; thou mayest beat him to a desperate resistance, which may ruin thee.
Life is half spent before we know what it is.
The wearer knows where the shoe wrings.
Source: Jacula Prudentum, 1640
Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.
Sweet spring, full of sweet days and roses, A box where sweets compacted lie.
Sweet spring, full of sweet days and roses, a box where sweets compacted lie.
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