Best Collection of George Herbert Quotes

George Herbert, British Poet ( April 3, 1593 - March 1, 1633 )

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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


Motivational Work Time

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


Faith Day Night

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


Father Father's Day More

Storms make the oak grow deeper roots.~George Herbert


Roots Grow Storms

Living well is the best revenge.~George Herbert


Best Revenge Living

The shortest answer is doing.~George Herbert


Doing Answer Shortest

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


Strength Strong Wise

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


Great Hidden Gentle

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


Speak You Mean

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


Spring Roses Sweet


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


Life Love Friendship

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


Love Heart Easy

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


Wisdom Burden Weight

Deceive not thy physician, confessor, nor lawyer.~George Herbert


Legal Lawyer Physician

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


Communication Good Words

Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.~George Herbert


Confidence Army Skill

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


Life Know Half

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


World Lost Credit

Love and a cough cannot be hid.~George Herbert


Love Cannot Hid

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


Lie Nothing Be True


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


Great Men Great Men

The eyes have one language everywhere.~George Herbert


Eyes Language Everywhere

One sword keeps another in the sheath.~George Herbert


Sword Another Keeps

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


You Him Donkey

You must lose a fly to catch a trout.~George Herbert


Fly You Lose

Sometimes the best gain is to lose.~George Herbert


Best Failure Lose