George Herbert

George
Herbert
1593
1633

Welsh-born English Metaphysical Poet, Orator and Anglican Priest

Author Quotes

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.

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.

To seek in a SHep five feet when there is but four.

Throughout the world.

To a grateful man give money when he asks.

To seek these things is lost labor; Geese in an oil pot, fat Hogs among Jews, and Wine in a fishing net.

Throw away thy rod, throw away thy wrath O my God, take the gentle path.

To a great night, a great Lanthorne.

To speak of an Usurer at the table marries the wine.

Thursday come, and the week's gone.

To a greedy eating horse a short halter.

To steal the hog, and give the feet to alms.

Thou that hast given so much to me give me one thing more, a grateful heart: not thankful when it pleaseth me, as if Thy blessings had spare days, but such a heart whose pulse may be Thy praise.

Thy friend put in thy bosom; wear his eyes still in thy heart that he may see what’s there. If cause require, thou art his sacrifice…. But love is lost; the way of friendship’s gone.

To be too busy gets contempt.

To take the nuts from the fire with the dog's foot.

Though a lie be well dressed, it is ever overcome.

Tie up thy fears. He that forbears to suit and serve his need deserves his load.

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

Welsh-born English Metaphysical Poet, Orator and Anglican Priest