George Herbert


Welsh-born English Metaphysical Poet, Orator and Anglican Priest

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Wine makes all sorts of creatures at table.

Words are women, deeds are men.

You must strike in measure, when there are many to strike on one Anvil.

Wine that cost nothing is digested before it be drunk.

Working and making a fire doth discretion require.

Your pot broken seems better than my whole one.

Wine-Counsels seldom prosper.

Would you know what money is, go borrow some.

Your thoughts close, and your countenance loose.

Wisdom picks friends; civility plays the rest; a toy shunn’d cleanly passeth with the best.

Wouldst thou both eat they cake and have it?

Youth may make even with the year; but age, if it will hit, shoots a bow short, and lessens still his stake, as the day lessens, and his life with it.

Wisdom’s a trimmer thing than shop e’er gave.

Wouldst thou unlock the door to cold despair and knowing pensiveness?

Wisedom hath one foot on Land, and another on Sea.

Write, so much given to god; thou shalt be heard.

When my house burne, it's not good playing at Chess.

Where your will is ready, your feet are light.

Who hath a Wolfe for his mate, needs a Dog for his man.

Who say, I care not, those I give for lost; and to instruct them, ’twill not quit the cost.

When once thy foot enters the church, be bare. God is more there than thou: for thou art there only by his permission. Then beware, that leads from earth to heaven.

Whether goest, griefe? Where I am wont.

Who hath bitter in his mouth, spits not all sweet.

Who says that fiction only and false hair become a verse? Is there in truth no beauty? Is all good structure in a winding stair?

When one is on horseback He knows all things.

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Welsh-born English Metaphysical Poet, Orator and Anglican Priest