Izaak Walton

1593 - 1683

A Quote by Izaak Walton on company, good, and virtue

Good company and good discourse are the very sinews of virtue.

Izaak Walton (1593 - 1683)

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A Quote by Izaak Walton on blessings and misery

Let me tell you that every misery I miss is a new blessing.

Izaak Walton (1593 - 1683)

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A Quote by Izaak Walton on learning and mathematics

Angling may be said to be so like mathematics that it can never be fully learned.

Izaak Walton (1593 - 1683)

Source: The Compleat Angler, 1653.

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A Quote by Izaak Walton on authors, church, direction, and lies

He directed that the stone over his grave be inscribed: Hic jacet hujus sententiae primus auctor: DISPUTANDI PRURITUS ECCLESIARUM SCABIES. Nomen alias quaere [Here lies the author of this phrase: "The itch for disputing is the sore of churches." Seek his name elsewhere.]

Izaak Walton (1593 - 1683)

Source: Life of Wotton, 1651

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A Quote by Izaak Walton on blessings, contentment, men, and sacrifice

Blessings we enjoy daily, and for the most of them, because they be so common, men forget to pay their praises. But let not us, because it is a sacrifice so pleasing to him who still protects us, and gives us flowers, and showers, and meat, and content.

Izaak Walton (1593 - 1683)

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