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George Herbert Quotes

A gentle heart is tied with an easy thread.

A lean compromise is better than a fat lawsuit.

A man of great memory without learning hath a rock and a spindle and no staff to spin.

Be calm in arguing; for fierceness makes error a fault, and truth discourtesy.

Be thrifty, but not covetous.

Better never begin than never make an end.

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

Deceive not thy physician, confessor, nor lawyer.

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.

Drink not the third glass, which thou canst not tame, when once it is within thee.

Good words are worth much, and cost little.

He hath no leisure who useth it not.

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.

He that hath lost his credit is dead to the world.

He that is not handsome at 20, nor strong at 30, nor rich at 40, nor wise at 50, will never be handsome, strong, rich or wise.

He that will learn to pray, let him go to sea.

Hell is full of good meanings and wishings.

If a donkey bray at you, don't bray at him.

In conversation, humor is worth more than wit and easiness more than knowledge.

It is part of a poor spirit to undervalue himself and blush.