Quotes by George Herbert

“Living well is the best revenge.”

“Read as you taste fruit or savor wine, or enjoy friendship, love or life.”

“Take all that is given whether wealth, love or language, nothing comes by mistake and with good digestion all can be turned to health.”

“In conversation, humor is worth more than wit and easiness more than knowledge.”

“A man of great memory without learning hath a rock and a spindle and no staff to spin.”

“A lean compromise is better than a fat lawsuit.”

“Deceive not thy physician, confessor, nor lawyer.”

“Life is half spent before we know what it is.”

“There would be no great men if there were no little ones.”

“War makes thieves and peace hangs them.”

“Do not wait the time will never be 'just right.' Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.”

“Be calm in arguing for fierceness makes error a fault, and truth discourtesy.”

“One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.”

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