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