George Herbert

George
Herbert
1593
1633

Welsh-born English Metaphysical Poet, Orator and Anglican Priest

Author Quotes

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.

When a friend asks, there is no to-morrow.

Was ever grief like mine?

Weaning is not measure.

When a knave is in a plum tree he hath neither friend nor kin.

Truth dwells not in the clouds; the bow that’s there doth often aim at, never hit the sphere.

Water a far off quencheth not fire.

Weigh justly and sell dearly.

When a Lackey comes to hells door, the devils lock the gates.

Two ill meals make the third a glutton.

Water trotted is as good as oats.

Weight and measure take away strife.

When age is jocund, it makes sport for death.

Two sparrows on one Ear of Corn make an ill agreement.

Author Picture
First Name
George
Last Name
Herbert
Birth Date
1593
Death Date
1633
Bio

Welsh-born English Metaphysical Poet, Orator and Anglican Priest