George Herbert


Welsh-born English Metaphysical Poet, Orator and Anglican Priest

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Who eats the king's goose voids the feathers a hundred years after.

Who marks in church-time others’ symmetry, makes all their beauty his deformity.

Usefulness comes by labor, wit by ease.

We know not who lives or dies.

What house more stately hath there been, or can be, than is man?

Valor that parleys is near yielding.

We leave more to do when wee dye, then we have done.

What one day gives, another takes away from us.

Virtue and a Trade are the best portion for Children.

We live in an age that hath more need of good example than precepts.

What skills it if a bag of stones or gold about thy neck do drown thee? Raise thy head; take stars for money; stars not to be told by any art, yet to be purchased.

Virtue flies from the heart of a Mercenary man.

We must love, as looking one day to hate.

What your glass tells you, will not be told by Councel.

Virtue now is in herbs and stones and words only.

We must recoil a little, to the end we may leap the better.

Whatever is made by the hand of man, by the hand of man may be overturned.

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Wealth is like rheume, it falls on the weakest parts.

Whatsoever was the father of a disease, an ill diet was the mother.

War and Physic are governed by the eye.

Wealth is the conjuror’s devil; whom when he thinks he hath, the devil hath him.

When a dog is drowning, everyone offers him drink.

War is deaths feast.

Wealth without contentment climbs a hill, to feel those tempests which fly over ditches.

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Welsh-born English Metaphysical Poet, Orator and Anglican Priest