Quotations by Herbert, George


If a donkey bray at you, don’t bray at him.

George Herbert (1593-1633) Welsh priest, orator, poet.
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Added on 27-Sep-13 | Last updated 27-Sep-13
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To have money is a feare, not to have it a griefe.

George Herbert (1593-1633) Welsh priest, orator, poet.
Jacula Prudentum (1640)
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No sooner is a temple built to God, but the Devil builds a chapel hard by.

George Herbert (1593-1633) Welsh priest, orator, poet.
Jacula Prudentum (1651)
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See also Martin Luther.
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Help thyself, and God will help thee.

George Herbert (1593-1633) Welsh priest, orator, poet.
Jacula Prudentum (1651)
Added on 16-Sep-10 | Last updated 13-Nov-15
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The tongue is not steel, yet it cuts.

George Herbert (1593-1633) Welsh priest, orator, poet.
Jacula Prudentum (1651)
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Where the drink goes in, there the wit goes out.

George Herbert (1593-1633) Welsh priest, orator, poet.
Jacula Prudentum, # 87 (1651)
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Deceive not thy physician, confessor, nor lawyer.

George Herbert (1593-1633) Welsh priest, orator, poet.
Jacula Prudentum, # 105 (1651)
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Love your neighbor, yet pull not down your hedge.

George Herbert (1593-1633) Welsh priest, orator, poet.
Jacula Prudentum, # 141 (1651)
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Good words are worth much, and cost little.

George Herbert (1593-1633) Welsh priest, orator, poet.
Jacula Prudentum, # 155 (1651)
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Hell is full of good meanings and wishings.

George Herbert (1593-1633) Welsh priest, orator, poet.
Jacula Prudentum, # 170 (1651)
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Whose house is of glass, must not throw stones at another.

George Herbert (1593-1633) Welsh priest, orator, poet.
Jacula Prudentum, # 196 (1651)
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Go not for every grief to the physician, nor for every quarrel to the lawyer, nor for every thirst to the pot.

George Herbert (1593-1633) Welsh priest, orator, poet.
Jacula Prudentum, # 290 (1651)
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He that lies with dogs, riseth with fleas.

George Herbert (1593-1633) Welsh priest, orator, poet.
Jacula Prudentum, # 343 (1651)
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For want of a nail the shoe is lost, for want of a shoe the horse is lost, for want of a horse the rider is lost.

George Herbert (1593-1633) Welsh priest, orator, poet.
Jacula Prudentum, # 499 (1651)
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Living well is the best revenge.

George Herbert (1593-1633) Welsh priest, orator, poet.
Jacula Prudentum, # 520 (1651)
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God’s mill grinds slow, but sure.

George Herbert (1593-1633) Welsh priest, orator, poet.
Jacula Prudentum, # 747 (1651)
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Poverty is no sin.

George Herbert (1593-1633) Welsh priest, orator, poet.
Jacula Prudentum, # 844 (1651)
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None knows the weight of another’s burden.

George Herbert (1593-1633) Welsh priest, orator, poet.
Jacula Prudentum, # 880 (1651)
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Woe be to him that reads but one book.

George Herbert (1593-1633) Welsh priest, orator, poet.
Jacula Prudentum, #1146 (1651)

See this Latin proverb.
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A handful of good life is better than a bushel of learning.

George Herbert (1593-1633) Welsh priest, orator, poet.
Outlandish Proverbs, # 3 (1640)
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Were there no hearers, there would be no backbiters.

George Herbert (1593-1633) Welsh priest, orator, poet.
Outlandish Proverbs, # 69 (1640)
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Honor and profit lie not in one sack.

George Herbert (1593-1633) Welsh priest, orator, poet.
Outlandish Proverbs, #232 (1640)
Added on 5-Nov-10 | Last updated 5-Nov-10
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He that lies with the dogs, riseth with fleas.

George Herbert (1593-1633) Welsh priest, orator, poet.
Outlandish Proverbs, #343 (1640)
Added on 15-Oct-12 | Last updated 15-Oct-12
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Good and quickly seldom meet.

George Herbert (1593-1633) Welsh priest, orator, poet.
Outlandish Proverbs, #580 (1640)
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Everyone thinks his sack heaviest.

George Herbert (1593-1633) Welsh priest, orator, poet.
Outlandish Proverbs, #748 (1640)
Added on 21-Jan-09 | Last updated 29-Sep-09
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Everyone thinks his sack heaviest.

George Herbert (1593-1633) Welsh priest, orator, poet.
Outlandish Proverbs, #748 (1640)
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The Rich knows not who is his friend.

George Herbert (1593-1633) Welsh priest, orator, poet.
Outlandish Proverbs, #863 (1640)
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None knows the weight of another’s burthen.

Herbert - anothers burden - wist_info quote

George Herbert (1593-1633) Welsh priest, orator, poet.
Outlandish Proverbs, #880 (1640)
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Every mile is two in winter.

George Herbert (1593-1633) Welsh priest, orator, poet.
Outlandish Proverbs, #949 (1640)
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Many things are lost for want of asking.

George Herbert (1593-1633) Welsh priest, orator, poet.
Outlandish Proverbs, #968 (1640)
Added on 24-Oct-11 | Last updated 24-Oct-11
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Wit’s an unruly engine, wildly striking
Sometimes a friend, sometimes the engineer.

George Herbert (1593-1633) Welsh priest, orator, poet.
The Temple, “The Church Porch,” l. 241 (1633)
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Be calm in arguing: for fierceness makes
Error a fault, and truth discourtesy.

George Herbert (1593-1633) Welsh priest, orator, poet.
The Temple, “The Church Porch,” l. 307 (1633)
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Drink not the third glass, which thou canst not tame,
When once it is within thee.

George Herbert (1593-1633) Welsh priest, orator, poet.
The Temple, “The Church Porch,” ll. 25-26 (1633)
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Dare to be true. Nothing can need a lie:
A fault, which needs it most, grows two thereby.

George Herbert (1593-1633) Welsh priest, orator, poet.
The Temple, “The Church Porch,” ll. 77-78 (1633)
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