George Herbert


Welsh-born English Metaphysical Poet, Orator and Anglican Priest

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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.

Though you rise early, yet the day comes at his time, and not till then.

To a child all weather is cold.

To have money is a fear, not to have it a grief.

Towards great persons use respective boldness: that temper gives them theirs, and yet doth take nothing from thine.

Threatened men eat bread, says the Spaniard.

To a close shorn sheep, God gives wind by measure.

To him that will, ways are not wanting.

Trees eat but once.

Three can hold their peace if two be away.

To a crafty man, a crafty and an half.

To live peaceably with all breeds good blood.

Trust no friend with that you need fear him if he were your enemy.

Three helping one another, bear the burden of six.

To a crazy ship all winds are contrary.

To play at Chess when the house is on fire.

Trust not one night's ice.

Three women make a market.

To a fair day open the window, but make you ready as to a foul.

To review ones store is to mow twice.

Truth and oil are ever above.

Thrifty be, but not covetous.

To a good spender God is the Treasurer.

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Welsh-born English Metaphysical Poet, Orator and Anglican Priest