Browse Quotes by Topic:

  
Age
Anger
Art
Business
Change
Computers
Death
Education
Environmental
Experience
Faith
Food
Forgiveness
Friendship
Gardening
Government
Health
History
Humor
Imagination    
Life
Love
Marriage
Movies
Music
Nature
Patriotism
Peace
Poetry
Politics
Religion
Science
Society
Sports
Success
Technology
Time
War
Wisdom
Work


Featured Authors:


Abraham Lincoln
Albert Einstein
Ambrose Bierce
Aristotle
Benjamin Disraeli
Benjamin Franklin
Carl Sandburg
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Francis Bacon
Friedrich Nietzsche
George Bernard Shaw
George Eliot
George Washington
Henry Ford
Mark Twain
Oscar Wilde
Plato
Socrates
Sophocles
William Shakespeare

George Herbert quotes (53)

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

A lean compromise is better than a fat lawsuit.
George Herbert   Category: Legal

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

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

Be thrifty, but not covetous.
George Herbert   Category:

Better never begin than never make an end.
George Herbert   Category:

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

Deceive not thy physician, confessor, nor lawyer.
George Herbert   Category: Legal

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   Category:

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

Good words are worth much, and cost little.
George Herbert   Category:

He hath no leisure who useth it not.
George Herbert   Category:

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.
George Herbert   Category:

He that hath lost his credit is dead to the world.
George Herbert   Category:

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.
George Herbert   Category:

He that will learn to pray, let him go to sea.
George Herbert   Category:

Hell is full of good meanings and wishings.
George Herbert   Category:

If a donkey bray at you, don't bray at him.
George Herbert   Category:

In conversation, humor is worth more than wit and easiness more than knowledge.
George Herbert   Category: Humor

It is part of a poor spirit to undervalue himself and blush.
George Herbert   Category:

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

Living well is the best revenge.
George Herbert   Category:

Love and a cough cannot be hid.
George Herbert   Category:

Many kiss the hand they wish cut off.
George Herbert   Category:

Never was a miser a brave soul.
George Herbert   Category:

Night is the mother of counsels.
George Herbert   Category:

None knows the weight of another's burden.
George Herbert   Category:

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

One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.
George Herbert   Category: Dad

One sword keeps another in the sheath.
George Herbert   Category:

Prayer should be the key of the day and the lock of the night.
George Herbert   Category:

Punishment is lame, but it comes.
George Herbert   Category:

Read as you taste fruit or savor wine, or enjoy friendship, love or life.
George Herbert   Category:

Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.
George Herbert   Category:

Sometimes the best gain is to lose.
George Herbert   Category:

Speak not of my debts unless you mean to pay them.
George Herbert   Category:

Spend not on hopes.
George Herbert   Category:

Storms make the oak grow deeper roots.
George Herbert   Category:

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

Take all that is given whether wealth, love or language, nothing comes by mistake and with good digestion all can be turned to health.
George Herbert   Category:

The buyer needs a hundred eyes, the seller not one.
George Herbert   Category:

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

The eyes have one language everywhere.
George Herbert   Category:

The mouse that hath but one hole is quickly taken.
George Herbert   Category:

The offender never pardons.
George Herbert   Category:

The resolved mind hath no cares.
George Herbert   Category:

The shortest answer is doing.
George Herbert   Category:

There is an hour wherein a man might be happy all his life, could he find it.
George Herbert   Category:

There is great force hidden in a gentle command.
George Herbert   Category:

There would be no great men if there were no little ones.
George Herbert   Category:

Throw away thy rod, throw away thy wrath; O my God, take the gentle path.
George Herbert   Category:

War makes thieves and peace hangs them.
George Herbert   Category: War

You must lose a fly to catch a trout.
George Herbert   Category: