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Thursday, May 24, 2012

George Herbert Quotes

"A gentle heart is tied with an easy thread."
"A hundredload of worry will not pay an ounce of debt."
"A lean compromise is better than a fat lawsuit."
"Be thrifty, but not covetous."
"Dare to be true. Nothing can need a lie: a fault which needs it most, grows two thereby."
"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."
"Drink not the third glass, which thou canst not tame, when once it is within thee."
"Good words are worth much, and cost little."
"He that hath lost his credit is dead to the world."
"He that is not handsome at 20, nor strong at 30, nor rich at 40, nor wise at 50, will never be handsome, strong, rich or wise."
"He that lives in hope danceth without musick."
"He that will learn to pray, let him go to sea."
"HELP = H(umor), E-go, edging God out, L-istening, P-urpose."
"In conversation, humor is worth more than wit and easiness more than knowledge."
"It is part of a poor spirit to undervalue himself and blush."
"Life is half spent before we know what it is."
"Love and a cough cannot be hid."
"Never was a miser a brave soul."
"Night is the mother of counsels."
"None knows the weight of another's burden."
"O Thou who has given us so much, mercifully grant us one thing more-a grateful heart."
"One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters."
"One sword keeps another in the sheath."
"Prayer should be the key of the day and the lock of the night."
"Read as you taste fruit or savor wine, or enjoy friendship, love or life."
"Skill and confidence are an unconquered army."
"Spend not on hopes."
"The eyes have one language everywhere."
"The resolved mind hath no cares."
"The shortest answer is doing."
"There is great force hidden in a gentle command."
"There would be no great men if there were no little ones."
"Throw away thy rod, throw away thy wrath; O my God, take the gentle path."
"Valor that parleys is near yielding."
"War makes thieves and peace hangs them."

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