Quotes by George Herbert

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

Love, and a cough, cannot be hid.
– George Herbert

The best mirror in the world is an old friend.
– George Herbert

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

One father is enough to govern one hundred sons, but not a hundred sons one father.
– George Herbert

One good mother is worth a hundred schoolmasters.
– George Herbert

The devil divides the world between atheism and superstition.
– George Herbert

Living well is the best revenge.
– George Herbert

Man is no star, but a quick coal

Of mortal fire:
Who blows it not, nor doth control

A faint desire.
— George Herbert

Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.

– George Herbert

Sweet spring, full of sweet days and roses, a box where sweets compacted lie.
– George Herbert

Every mile is two in winter.
– George Herbert

Do well and right, and let the world sink.
– George Herbert

Man is one world, and hath
Another to attend him.
– George Herbert

Good words are worth much, and cost little.

– George Herbert

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Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right.’ Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.
– George Herbert

A gentle heart is tied with an easy thread.
— George Herbert

Night is the mother of counsels.
– George Herbert

The eyes have one language everywhere.

– George Herbert

Dare to be true. Nothing can need a lie: a fault which needs it most, grows two thereby.
– George Herbert

He begins to die, that quits his desires.
– George Herbert

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