George Herbert

1593 - 1633

A Quote by George Herbert

A crooked log makes a straight fire.

George Herbert (1593 - 1633)

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A Quote by George Herbert on debt

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By no means run in debt: take thine own measure. Who cannot live on twenty pound a year, Cannot on forty.

George Herbert (1593 - 1633)

Source: The Temple. The Church Porch

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A Quote by George Herbert on children and love

The best smell is bread; the best savor, salt; the best love, that of children.

George Herbert (1593 - 1633)

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A Quote by George Herbert on doubt

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He that knows nothing doubts nothing.

George Herbert (1593 - 1633)

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A Quote by George Herbert

Storms make oaks take deeper root.

George Herbert (1593 - 1633)

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A Quote by George Herbert

He that is not handsome at twenty, nor strong at thirty, nor rich at forty, nor wise at fifty, will never be handsome, strong, rich, or wise.

George Herbert (1593 - 1633)

Source: "Jacula Prudentum," 1651.

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A Quote by George Herbert

Who aimeth at the sky Shoots higher much than he that means a tree.

George Herbert (1593 - 1633)

Source: The Temple. The Church Porch

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A Quote by George Herbert

When you are an anvil, hold you still; when you are a hammer, strike your fill.

George Herbert (1593 - 1633)

Source: "Jacula Prudentum," 1651.

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A Quote by George Herbert

His bark is worse than his bite.

George Herbert (1593 - 1633)

Source: "Jacula Prudentum," 1651.

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A Quote by George Herbert on business, certainty, chance, and world

Be not too presumptuously sure in any business; for things of this world depend on such a train of unseen chances that if it were in man's hands to set the tables, still he would not be certain to win the game.

George Herbert (1593 - 1633)

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