The book of books, the storehouse and magazine of life and comfort, the holy Scriptures.
George Herbert (1593 - 1633)
Source: A Priest to the Temple, ch. 4.
Contributed by: Zaady
Grasp not at much, for fear thou losest all.
Source: The Temple, The Size
He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass if he would ever reach heaven, for everyone has need to be forgiven.
The best mirror is an old friend.
Source: "Jacula Prudentum," 1651.
A crooked log makes a straight fire.
By no means run in debt: take thine own measure. Who cannot live on twenty pound a year, Cannot on forty.
Source: The Temple. The Church Porch
Deceive not thy physician, confesasor, nor lawyer.
Many things are lost for want of asking.
Drink not the third glass, which thou canst not tame When once it is within thee.
When a dog is drowning, everyone offers him a drink.
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