George Herbert Quotes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The eyes have one language everywhere.

– George Herbert

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

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Living well is the best revenge.
– George Herbert

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

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Every mile is two in winter.
– George Herbert

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

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Night is the mother of counsels.
– 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

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

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Man is no star, but a quick coal

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

A faint desire.
– George Herbert

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Good words are worth much, and cost little.

– George Herbert

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

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Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.

– George Herbert

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