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Quotations by author » George Herbert
English metaphysical Poet and Clergyman, 1593-1633
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A civil guest / Will no more talk all, than eat all the feast.
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A dwarf on a giant's shoulders sees farther of the two
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A garden must be looked into, and dressed as the body.
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A gentle heart is tied with an easy thread.
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A great ship asks deep water
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A hundred load of worry will not pay an ounce of debt
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A lean compromise is better than a fat lawsuit.
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A man of great memory without learning hath a rock and a spindle and no staff to spin
Memory
A poor beauty finds more lovers than husbands
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A servant with this clause Makes drudgery divine; Who sweeps a room as for Thy laws Makes that and the action fine
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A tyrant is most tyrant to himself
Tyranny
A verse may find him who a sermon flies, And turn delight into a sacrifice
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After death the doctor
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At length I heard a ragged noise and mirth/ Of thieves and murderers: there I him espied,/ Who straight, `Your suit is granted,' said, and died.
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Be calm in arguing; for fierceness makes error a fault, and truth discourtesy
Courtesy
Be thrifty, but not covetous.
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Beare with evill, and expect good.
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Better a snotty child than his nose wip'd off
Children
Better never begin than never make an end.
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Bibles laid open, millions of surprises
Religion
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