George Herbert


Welsh-born English Metaphysical Poet, Orator and Anglican Priest

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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.

There are more men threatened than stricken.

There's no such conquering weapon as the necessity of conquering.

Thou hast death in thy house, and dost bewail another’s.

There are more Physicians in health then drunkards.

They favor learning whose actions are worthy of a learned pen.

There are three ways, the universities, the sea, the court.

They that are booted are not always ready.

There come nought out of the sack but what was there.

They that by pleading clothes do fortunes seek, when worth and service fail, would have their tale believed for their oaths, and are like empty vessels under sail.

There is a remedy for everything, could men find it.

They that hold the greatest farms, pay the least rent (applyed to rich men that are unthankful to God).

There is an hour wherein a man might be happy all his life, could he find it.

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Welsh-born English Metaphysical Poet, Orator and Anglican Priest